Water

This page is a list of our latest updates and stories about IUCN's work related to Water.

Alcaldía de Ciudad de Panamá con Alcaldía de San Ignacio El Salvador
In the frame of the adoption of the Paris Agreement, countries stressed the need for linking climate actions with public policies, sub-national...
Panama, 4 December 2017.  Mesoamerica is one of the regions of the world most vulnerable to climate change, manifested as greater vulnerability and more intense and frequent climate events. The...
At the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris in November 2015, IUCN...
Forests and climate change Building resilience to climate change through forest conservation, restoration and sustainable use Water and climate change...
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From 4 to 8 September 2017, IUCN’s Mekong WET initiative conducted ‘vulnerability to disaster risk’ assessments (VDRAs), also known as ‘vulnerability...
The assessments were carried out in collaboration with Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) and Birdlife International, using a series of tools developed earlier in 2017. These VA tools allow...
Rio Doce Panel
IUCN is leading a new Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel that will provide advice on the environmental and social restoration...
In November 2015, the failure of the Fundão tailings dam at the Samarco mine in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, resulted in severe environmental, economic and social damage, as well as 19 deaths....
Five women dressed in bright colors construct a waist-high wall out of mud
In Shyamnagar, Bangladesh, approximately 17,000 hectares of land (nearly the area of Washington D.C.) are being used for shrimp cultivation. 
Most farmers in Shyamnagar cultivate shrimp using toxic fertilisers and pesticides from local shops, damaging the region’s soil, groundwater and local ecosystems. This leads to mangrove degradation,...
Ha Long Bay has been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO twice for its outstanding universal values. But what are those values and why do...
After a first round of tour guide training in December 2016, IUCN organized the second session on August 26-27 as part of the USAID Ha Long-Cat Ba Alliance. The session attracted 41 tour guides and...
Taller en Sixaola
Four days of lessons on theoretical concepts and practical exercises to improve communication skills.
Mesoamerica, August 2017. Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) helps communities tackle challenges arising from climate change. Project AVE (Adaptation, Vulnerability and Ecosystems) aims to promotes...
Lake Rukwa, Tanzania
Competing land uses around Tanzania’s Lake Rukwa threaten the water quality and quantity in this already dry area. Unsustainable agriculture, mining...
By Mark van der Wal, Senior Ecologist at the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands  To safeguard water sources, careful orchestration of land use claims is needed. An upcoming Strategic...
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Effective country-driven climate change adaptation reflects the importance of water management in reducing vulnerability and building climate...
A COP23 event on November 9 will focus on the challenge of identifying scalable natural solutions to adapt to climate change, and how to raise the necessary financial and technical capital for...
Hosted by the Stimson Center, IUCN, and the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam.   
TIME AND LOCATION Ho Chi Minh City: 18:00 - 21:00 November 29th, 2017 at Én Tea House & Restaurant -Robot Tower, 308-308C Điện Biên Phủ, Ward 4, District 3.     Link to...
Illegal water collection, West Tanzania
Until very recently, the Katuma river in Tanzania was on the verge of drying-up. The main reasons for the reduced river flow were illegal...
The Katuma catchment consists of the Mpanda, Msanginya and Katuma rivers and feeds into the Lake Rukwa Basin in southwestern Tanzania. The catchment is not only important for the basin and downstream...
Directora de ORMACC en entrevista durante el Foro del Agua
Through the Regional Water Forum, an urgent call was made to position, protect and comprehensively manage water resources as fundamental engine for...
Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 3 November 2017. The Regional Water Forum was held to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and commitments assumed by the Central American...

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