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Countdown to World Water Day!

Each year World Water Day (WWD) is celebrated on the 22nd of March, and has become one of the key dates on the UN calendar. The day marks a special focus on global water issues, with this year in particular global attention on water cooperation. …  

18 Mar 2013 | News story

BRIDGE global learning workshop, Lima, Peru

Global learning from regional experience in water cooperation

IUCN’s BRIDGE project, which stands for 'Building River Dialogue and Governance', is holding a Global Learning workshop in Lima, Peru, gathering key actors from the 9 river basins where BRIDGE is active. Regional coordinators from Asia and South and Central America have joined, bringing crucial viewpoints on project progress and understanding of the political, social and economic contexts of their countries and basins. …   | Spanish

13 Mar 2013 | News story

The World We Want 2015

Post2015: Can there be enough water, energy, food for all?

This week, IUCN and the International Water Association (IWA) host an online consultation session on Infrastructure Solutions for the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus. As part of the UN's 'The World We Want' initiative, the consultation platform allows everyone to have their say on development issues post 2015, from 11-17 March with a particular focus on water, energy and food. …  

11 Mar 2013 | News story

IUCN Video: Integrating Borders

New video: Integrando Fronteras / Integrating Borders

As the UN recently kicked off the official launch of 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation, the IUCN Mesoamerica office released a new video on cooperation achievements between Panama and Costa Rica, including actions in the transboundary Sixaola river basin. …   | Spanish

04 Mar 2013 | News story

Cemex factory

Blog: In good company - Learning about water management and risk

By James Dalton. It has been over three years since we first sat down with CEMEX, the global building materials company headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico. It was one of those meetings where we were not sure what they wanted to talk about apart from the general subject of ‘water’. …  

01 Mar 2013 | News story

Energy LI

Blog: Understanding the relationship between water, energy and food security

By Rebecca Welling. Recognition and understanding of the closely-bound interaction between water, energy and food production and use – the 'nexus' – is established in these sectors, but perhaps for many, ‘this nexus’ is still not entirely understood. …  

21 Feb 2013 | News story

Logo International Year of Water Cooperation

Launch of the International Year of Water Cooperation

The International Year of Water Cooperation was officially launched today by UNESCO during a high-level event, including scientists, UN agencies, government officials and youth groups in Paris, France. …  

11 Feb 2013 | News story

Brolgas, an inland wetland bird, in one of the many wetlands in the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia.

Urgent need to focus on wetlands as natural solutions to global water crisis

A report on the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Water and Wetlands urges a major shift in our attitudes to wetlands, to recognise their value in delivering water, raw materials and food, essential for life, and crucial for maintaining people’s livelihoods and the sustainability of the world’s economies. …  

01 Feb 2013 | News story

Irrigation field

Call to action for Water, Energy, and Food Security

IUCN and the International Water Association (IWA) today launch the Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions.The goal is to building partnerships for innovation in water, food, and energy security. …  

31 Jan 2013 | News story

Mark Smith

Video interview: Mark Smith on Post 2015 Water Consultation

Mark Smith, Director IUCN Water, answers three key questions explaining the 'Water for Nature, Nature for Water' stream of the UN-led Post 2015 Water Consultation Process. This process, entitled 'The World We Want', gathers people's priorities and helps build a collective vision that will be used by the UN and World Leaders to plan a new development agenda launching in 2015, one based on the aspirations of all citizens. View the video and join in the live discussion taking place now! …  

30 Jan 2013 | 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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