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Promoting Water Security in the Pacific

Managing and protecting freshwater resources is of vital importance for the Pacific region’s health and wealth. …  

27 Aug 2007 | News story

Thailand

World Water Week 2007

“Progress and Prospects on Water: Striving for Sustainability in a Changing World” is the theme of this year’s Water Week. …  

13 Aug 2007 | Event

Flow

The Essentials of Environmental Flows

The Water and Nature book “FLOW – The Essentials of Environmental Flows” is now available in 8 languages…and counting! …  

13 Aug 2007 | News story

Jordan

Water – A Brake on Economic Development?

As a lubricant of development, water is a critical issue in arid and semi-arid regions. Water’s crucial role for achieving basic livelihood security through water supply, health, hygiene and food is complex. A vicious circle of water scarcity, poverty, lack of investments and concerted efforts has to be broken if further increases in poverty and environmental degradation are to be avoided. …  

13 Aug 2007 | News story

Zarqa River

World Conservation Union (IUCN) leads the way towards water cooperation in West Asia

River exhibition marks special focus on water during World Environment Day in Jordan …  

05 Jun 2007 | International news release

Tales of Water - IUCN Multimedia Water project, Malaga

Andalucia and Children’s View on Water: New Video Launch

More than 100 students from Malaga participated in the international IUCN Multimedia Water project, thanks to the Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Agencia Andaluza del Agua de la Junta de Andalucía. …  

29 Mar 2007 | News story

Almaty, Kazakhstan

IUCN shares its global experience in the International Conference on Introduction of Integrated Management in the Ili-Balkhash Basin

The Ili- Balkash basin is a unique natural unit with a territory exceeding the area of Great Britain, Denmark, Switzerland, Holland, and Belgium altogether. The basin has a huge potential for ecotourism, agriculture, energy generation and industry. Due to increased human-made interventions and increased water intake, the ecosystem is threatened to undergo the same disaster as that of the Aral sea. …  

29 Mar 2007 | News story

Pay

Water markets can overcome the global water crisis

Water pricing needs to reflect contribution of natural ecosystems to water quality and quantity, says a new publication by the World Conservation Union …  

22 Mar 2007 | International news release

Palm tree

Waqf for Water Video Promotes New Prospects for Innovative Funding

A new video film on Waqf for Water has been produced by IUCN WESCANA in cooperation with InWent. This 8-minute video film promotes new prospects for innovative funding of water projects that can be of benefit to the water critical crisis in the region. …  

08 Mar 2007 | News story