Water

Nam Xong River at Vang Vieng, Lao PDR

Clean Up Day promotes sustainable water management along the Nam Xong River, Lao PDR

The Nam Xong Clean Up Day brought together hundreds of people in Vanvieng to learn about water resources management and collect waste from river banks.
 

11 Jul 2011 | News story

Guatemala

Ixchiguan: first municipality in Guatemala to adopt microwatershed plan

With technical support from IUCN through its Tacaná project, the Ixchiguan municipality has adopted a new integrated watershed approach into its municipal development plan. …   | Spanish

08 Jul 2011 | News story

Zarqa River

Restoring the river - restoring lives

For decades, the Zarqa River in Jordan has been increasingly over-exploited and polluted. IUCN, in close cooperation with one of its Members, the Jordanian Ministry of Environment, is working to reverse this trend, coming to the rescue of the river basin itself and the people that need it to survive. …  

01 Jul 2011 | News story

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New video release: dialogue on dams in West Africa

A new documentary film, entitled 'Large dams in West Africa: Building the Dialogue' was recently released and made available on YouTube, in order to raise awareness and communicate the work of IUCN in facilitating dialogue on dam developments in West Africa. …   | French

30 Jun 2011 | News story

Saro Karez, Pakistan

Saro Karez – reviving indigenous water management systems

The water discharge from Saro Karez reduced significantly after the Pakistan drought of 1998-2002 and the devastating earthquake of October 2008. …  

27 Jun 2011 | News story

Large dams generate 19% of the world's total electricity supply. One-third of the countries in the world rely on hydropower for more than half their electricity supply.

Natural infrastructure part of the hydropower debate

During the recent World Congress on Advancing Sustainable Hydropower in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, IUCN shared its views on the role of natural infrastructure in securing renewable energy supplies and enhancing sustainable development. …  

24 Jun 2011 | News story

Community Consultation in Kikuletwa

IUCN Pangani: six new water associations launched in Tanzania

The Pangani Basin Water Board recently launched six new Water User Associations. The high profile event was attended by the Tanzania Deputy Minister for Water Mr Lwenge, and IUCN Regional Director Mr Kaka. …  

17 Jun 2011 | News story

Mekong River

BRIDGE - Building River Dialogue and Governance

Creating good water governance capacity lays the foundation for effective and sustainable water management, this is the crux of IUCN’s new water project BRIDGE - Building River Dialogue and Governance. …  

03 Jun 2011 | News story

Parque Nacional Yasuní, Ecuador.

IUCN and SENAGUA: a strong partnership for better water management in Ecuador

Achieving sustainable water resource management in Ecuador  will benefit from a new partnership between the National Water Secretariat (SENAGUA) and IUCN South America. The two organizations are working together towards the improvement of water and river basin management in Ecuador. …  

01 Jun 2011 | News story

Building Resilience of Water Supply and Sanitation

IUCN supports partnership on sustainable sanitation and water management

The IUCN Water Programme recently engaged in a partnership on sustainable sanitation and water management, to share knowledge and contribute to a new comprehensive toolbox which links water management, sanitation, and agriculture. …  

26 May 2011 | News story


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.
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