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Lake Chala, a crater lake southeast of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Wake up: Nature has solution for world water crisis, says IUCN

Ministers at the World Water Forum need to pay more attention to the environment if they want to solve the world’s water crisis, according to IUCN. …  

21 Mar 2009 | International news release

Fishing on Lake Kosi in St Lucia, South Africa

Southern Africa’s freshwater species in firing line

Many freshwater fish, crabs, dragonflies, molluscs and aquatic plants are at risk of extinction in southern Africa if its rivers and lakes are not protected from developers, according to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

19 Mar 2009 | International news release

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Share water to make peace – IUCN

More people and less water could mean increased conflict for scarce shared water resources, warns IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). But in its latest report IUCN clearly shows how better cooperation over shared rivers can help governments avoid water crises. …  

18 Mar 2009 | International news release

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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

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Reform now, save water, says IUCN

Increased pressure on water means better laws, regulations and policies must be put in place if we are to sustain this precious resource, says IUCN’s latest report. …  

17 Mar 2009 | International news release

Nadine McCormick

Energy and Water

Troubled waters lie ahead unless the multiple demands placed on water are recognised and valued – this includes the increasing water needs of the energy sector as well as ecological demands that are needed to maintain the overall sustainability of the water system.       …  

17 Mar 2009 | Audio

Alejandro Iza

IUCN's "Rule" explained

Increased pressure on water means better laws, regulations and policies must be put in place if we are to sustain this precious resource...so says IUCN's latest publication, Rule: Reforming Water Governance.
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17 Mar 2009 | Audio

Juan Carlos Sanchez

World Water Forum kicks off in Istanbul

Juan Carlos Sanchez is a Legal Officer at IUCN’s Environmental Law Programme, based in Bonn. He explained what he’d like to see coming out of the World Water Forum …  

16 Mar 2009 | Audio

Drought

No time to lose in fight against water crisis – IUCN

Leaders at the World Water Forum need to act now to find a solution to the water challenges facing the world, says IUCN. …  

16 Mar 2009 | International news release

Kruger National Park

Protecting watersheds saves billions

Protecting watersheds provides many of the world’s megacities with freshwater – and saves billions of dollars. This is the result of new compilation of case studies by IUCN, published today ahead of the World Water Forum, held from 16-22 March in Istanbul, Turkey. …  

13 Mar 2009 | International news release

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