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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

Infographic: Ecoservices, healthy balanced system

BLOG: Getting the message across: the joy of infographics

By James Dalton, Coordinator Global Initiatives, IUCN Water. "I am an engineer. I like to see how and why things work the way they do, and like to focus on how to make things work better, including projects and programmes. …  

29 Jan 2013 | News story
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The World We Want 2015

Post 2015 Global Water Consultations

As 2013 kicked off, the IUCN Global Water Programme is gearing up for a year which promises to be filled with great opportunities for promoting and enhancing water’s role on the international sustainable development agenda. …  

28 Jan 2013 | News story

Daños en viviendas luego del terremoto.

UICN apoya a damnificados por el terremoto ocurrido el 7 de noviembre del 2012

UICN, a través de la comisión de agua del Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia COE de San Marcos, Guatemala, apoya a damnificados por el terremoto ocurrido el 7 de noviembre del 2012.  …  

15 Jan 2013 | News story

Daños en viviendas luego del terremoto.

IUCN supports victims of the November 7, 2012 earthquake

IUCN supports victims of the November 7, 2012 earthquake, working through the water and sanitation commission of the Emergency Operations Center of San Marcos, Guatemala …   | Spanish

15 Dec 2012 | News story
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BRIDGE: Building River Dialogue and Governance

Transboundary Watershed Champions Say “Vamos para Adelante!”

Empowered champions rally under the slogan “vamos pa´lante” (“we’re on our way”) and start to establish actions in their shared watersheds …   | Spanish

04 Dec 2012 | News story
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Fishing in floodwaters in Xe Champhone, Lao PDR.

Turn commitments into action in Doha, says IUCN

The great potential of nature as a cost-effective and no-regret solution to the climate challenge should be one of the central issues at the annual UN climate change summit which starts today in Doha, Qatar. …  

26 Nov 2012 | News story

Water focus square

Launch of the Global Consultation on Water: The World We Want 2015

As UN-Water partner, IUCN is supporting the global launch today of the Thematic Consultation on Water. This public consultation process is part of the UN-led global dialogue 'The World We Want 2015'. …  

21 Nov 2012 | News story

World Water Council

IUCN re-elected on WWC Board of Governors

During the recent 6th General Assembly of the World Water Council (WWC), IUCN was re-elected on the Board of Governors. IUCN’s Mark Smith and Alejandro Iza will serve for a second term as Board Governors and help oversee and guide the World Water Council’s work for another 3 years, until the next Water Forum in 2015 to be held in Daegu Gyeongbuk, South Korea. …  

18 Nov 2012 | News story

The Mekong river at the border tripoint of Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos

Hydro-diplomacy: Bridging the gap between science, policy and action

How we use and share water is a complex issue. It involves diverse groups of people such as farmers and fishermen, energy suppliers and developers, all who are competing for a limited and precious resource. Water use issues typically cross natural, social and political boundaries and can be local, national, regional and global in nature. …  

01 Nov 2012 | 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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