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5th World Water Forum: IUCN at the World Water Forum - Friday, March 20, 2009

 Two-thirds of the World's population will face water shortages by 2025. The World Water Forum, held in Istanbul, Turkey, from 16 to 22 March, gathers more than 25,000 experts to find sustainable solutions to the water challenges the World faces. IUCN urges policy-makers at the forum to do more to protect the natural environment and make better use of the services nature offers for development and human security. Rivers and wetlands deliver vital services for people, such as clean drinking water, energy and healthy and sustainable livelihoods. Investing in good water governance is critical for a sustainable water future, both for countries themselves and the 260 river basins that cross borders. …  

20 Mar 2009 | News story
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Gender makes a difference in water management

Women have considerable knowledge about water resources, including water quality and reliability, and are key to the success of water resources development and protection, according to IUCN. …  

18 Mar 2009 | News story

Moiry Dam in Valais, Switzerland

Knowing the wealth of water to the energy industry - lessons from IUCN

In a world where each unit of energy is becoming increasingly water intensive, many countries are already facing severe water scarcity. This short IUCN opinion piece explores the links between energy and water systems from an environmental perspective.  …  

27 Feb 2009 | News story
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IUCN EFlowNet booth at the International Conference on Implementing Environmental Water Allocations (IEWA) in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Seeking ways forward to balancing competing water needs

Environmental flows refer to water provided within a river, wetland or coastal zone to maintain ecosystems and the benefits they provide to people. As part of IUCN’s work on promoting awareness and implementing environmental flows, the IUCN Water Programme is supporting the International Conference on Implementing Environmental Water Allocations (IEWA) in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. …  

27 Feb 2009 | News story
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Davos, where the 2009 World Economic Forum is being held.

Environment must count at Davos

As the World Economic Forum gets underway in Davos, IUCN urges governments and businesses to reconsider their relationship with nature. …  

28 Jan 2009 | News story

Sugarcane processing plant, Piraciaba, Brazil

Don’t wait to produce renewable energy sustainably, urges IUCN

A hands-on guide to producing bioenergy without harming the environment was launched today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to coincide with the World Future Energy summit in Abu Dhabi.  

21 Jan 2009 | News story

Facilitators solicited stakeholder comments at a meeting to revise the draft WFE preparatory framework.

IUCN-Supported Framework to Facilitate Water for Food and Ecosystems Strategy

Stakeholders provided their final comments at a 19 January 2009 workshop to revise an IUCN-supported draft framework that seeks to integrate Viet Nam’s two largest water users: ecosystems and agriculture. …  

20 Jan 2009 | News story

Workshop on Participatory approaches

IUCN trains stakeholders on participatory approaches in water resource management

Using participatory approaches in water resources management has become extremely vital to insure achieving a mutual goal and come up with a win-win situation among stakeholders. IUCN West Asia/Middle East Regional Water Resources & Drylands Programme (REWARD) in cooperation with MercyCorps conducted a training workshop on Participatory Approach for Integrated Water Resources Management in Jordan during 4-6 January 2009. …  

12 Jan 2009 | News story

In this Photo: 
AGUILAR Lorena; ASH Neville; BARCHIESI Stefano; BOVENSCHULTE Mette; BROEKHOVEN Guido; CARTIN Megan; CROSS Katharine; CRUDGINTON Lizzie; EBORN Gillian; EDGAR Caroline; FINCKE Annelie; FURMAN Ricardo; GORDON James; HASLER Maria; HAWES Patricia; IKKALA Ninni; JACKSON Bill; KELLEHER Stephen; MAGINNIS Stewart; MARTIN-MEHERS Gillian; MURTI Radhika; NERI Claire; NOKO Sizakele; OVIEDO Gonzalo; PEARD Georgina; SAINT LAURENT Carol; SCHMID Mary-Elizabeth; SMITH Mark; WARMENBOL Claire; WILLETTS Elizabeth

IUCN's New Environment and Development Group

The new IUCN Environment and Development group  held its first meeting 13-14 November to discuss efficient integration of the group’s common goals. This newly created cluster comprises the Forest and Water Programme, Ecosystem Management Programme, and Senior Advisor Social Policy  and Gender together to allign their work and deliver the IUCN key result areas. …  

25 Nov 2008 | News story

Lake in Ecuador

Climate Change takes centre stage at the Ramsar COP

At the opening of the 10th Conference of the Contracting Parties (CoP) of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, held from October 28th to November 4th, IUCN Director General Julia Marton Lefèvre called on governments to make conserving wetlands and sustainable use of water the basis for a sustainable future. …  

05 Nov 2008 | 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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