News archive

Zambezi field trip

Victoria Falls Integrated water supply - Managing water supply for domestic use and the environment

VICTORIA FALLS – There is an urgent need to start effectively and efficiently managing our water resources. This message and demonstration of an ongoing effort in Southern Africa to manage and conserve this precious resource was conveyed to communicators and policy makers attending the Zambezi Stakeholders Forum in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe from November 27th-29th. …  

30 Nov 2007 | News story

Bridging science, policy and the implementation of environmental flows

The IUCN Water Programme ran a key session on environmental flows at the CAIWA (International Conference on Adaptive and Integrated Water Management) in Basel on Thursday 15 November. The session addressed the issues of bridging science and policy, and how to move towards implementation of environmental flows. …  

19 Nov 2007 | News story

European eel, Anguilla anguilla 
Critically Endangered

Sink or swim: over one in three freshwater fish species in Europe threatened with extinction

The first ever assessment of European freshwater fishes indicates astonishing species diversity but also the devastating impact of over 100 years of development and management of freshwater systems and fishes …   | French | Spanish

01 Nov 2007 | International news release

Woman at water pump, Tanzania

Global Water Initiative created in response to world water crisis

A new partnership has been launched to address the declining state of the world’s fresh water supply and the lack of access to clean water services by the world’s poorest people. …  

24 Oct 2007 | News story

The launch of water for food and ecosystem initiative in Viet Nam

New water initiative launched in Viet Nam

“Water Partnership ‘Water for Food and Ecosystems (WFE)’ Vietnam – Netherlands”, a new initiative that IUCN is involved in, is the Viet Nam Government’s latest effort to sustainably manage water resources in order to support adequate food production and healthy ecosystems. …  

07 Oct 2007 | News story

Australia River Symposium: Launch of the Global Environmental Flows Network

The Global Environmental Flows Network was officially launched during the 10th International River Symposium Conference in Brisbane, Australia. ‘Environmental Flows’ refers to water provided within a river, wetland or coastal zone to maintain ecosystems, and their benefits where there is competing use and demand   …  

06 Sep 2007 | News story

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