No energy without water security, IUCN tells hydropower congress

25 June 2009 | News story

When looking at the links between hydropower and climate change, it is essential that any infrastructure - whether man-made or natural - is made more sustainable and therefore resilient.

Mark Smith, Head of IUCN's Water Programme, also described the Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) and the development of a global network on environmental flows, encouraging the participation of the hydropower industry. He stressed that energy and water security are interdependent, and that basins must be managed to ensure resilience to climate change.

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.