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Participants of the Regional Workshop on Application of Environmental Flows in River Basin Management, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.

IUCN and Itaipú Dam stage Environmental Flows Training in Latin America

More than 30 people from the Latin America and Caribbean region took part in a regional learning workshop, from February 11-15, on Application of Environmental Flows in River Basin Management, in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. …  

11 Feb 2008 | Event

Master plan for southern Africa’s “lifeline” revealed

A management plan for the world’s largest inland delta was launched on World Wetlands Day. …  

05 Feb 2008 | News story

State of the world 2008: water in a sustainable economy

Choices about the way water is used must be made, argues IUCN in the latest volume of the book, State of the World …  

05 Feb 2008 | News story

Sorting out the catch

Applying an Ecosystem Approach to Wetlands Management in Viet Nam

 Hanoi, Vietnam 9 January  2008T- The Government of Viet Nam is making efforts to apply the Ecosystem Approach to wetlands and protected area management with technical and field support from IUCN. The Ecosystem Approach is the primary framework for action for natural resrouces management under the Convention on Biological Diversity.  

09 Jan 2008 | News story

Waterfall in Paksong district, Lao

International organizations launch initiatives for sustainable water use in Asia Pacific

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have launched concrete initiatives to achieve more sustainable management of precious water resources in the Asia Pacific region. …  

05 Dec 2007 | News story

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