Water

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

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

Tales of Water - IUCN Multimedia Water project, Malaga

Andalucia and Children’s View on Water: New Video Launch

More than 100 students from Malaga participated in the international IUCN Multimedia Water project, thanks to the Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Agencia Andaluza del Agua de la Junta de Andalucía. …  

29 Mar 2007 | News story

Almaty, Kazakhstan

IUCN shares its global experience in the International Conference on Introduction of Integrated Management in the Ili-Balkhash Basin

The Ili- Balkash basin is a unique natural unit with a territory exceeding the area of Great Britain, Denmark, Switzerland, Holland, and Belgium altogether. The basin has a huge potential for ecotourism, agriculture, energy generation and industry. Due to increased human-made interventions and increased water intake, the ecosystem is threatened to undergo the same disaster as that of the Aral sea. …  

29 Mar 2007 | News story

Palm tree

Waqf for Water Video Promotes New Prospects for Innovative Funding

A new video film on Waqf for Water has been produced by IUCN WESCANA in cooperation with InWent. This 8-minute video film promotes new prospects for innovative funding of water projects that can be of benefit to the water critical crisis in the region. …  

08 Mar 2007 | 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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