Water

IUCN Water Programme Booth at the IWA World Water Exhibition in Montreal

Ecosystems and Watershed Management – Friends or foes in the climate change debate?

At the IWA World Water Congress in Montreal, September 20 and 21, environmental flows and natural infrastructure were proposed as emerging solutions to the challenges that water managers face. 

21 Sep 2010 | News story

Award ceremony for Stockholm Industry Water Award

IUCN Asia Regional Water and Wetland's Programme participates in World Water Week 2010, Stockholm

IUCN, Regional Water and Wetlands Programme, Asia shares its recent publications on water at the Stockholm Water Week …  

16 Sep 2010 | News story

Thailand

The costly challenge of water and climate change

Financing the water sector in developing countries and the costs of adapting to climate change were under discussion during the World Water Week, which closed in Stockholm on 11 September. …  

13 Sep 2010 | News story

Fishing on the Perfume River in Vietnam

The future of water in the face of climate change

There needs to be significant investment to solve the growing water crisis that threatens water supplies and water quality for both people and nature, says IUCN. Climate change makes the search for practical solutions for water management increasingly urgent. …  

06 Sep 2010 | News story

IUCN's Deputy Director General Bill Jackson

Message from the Deputy Director General: Freshwater conservation

Watch IUCN Deputy Director General Bill Jackson talk about freshwater conservation challenges and explain what IUCN is doing to make sure that there's enough water in the world both for nature and for people. …  

04 Sep 2010 | News story

Tales of Water, Ecuador

Expert profile: Water Coordinator Rocio Cordoba

Fifteen years of experience in most areas of work is a time after which most people start to feel bored and tired of the everyday routine. This, however, is not likely to happen if you’re working in conservation and it’s certainly not going to happen if you’re IUCN’s Rocio Córdoba. …  

03 Sep 2010 | News story

China's Huangshan Mountain World Heritage site with its travertine pools

Working with water for better cities

Growing populations in towns and cities worldwide mean that more pressure is placed on our natural water supplies. Protecting water resources upstream must become a priority to ensure that people living in towns and cities downstream have access to clean water for their basic needs. …  

30 Aug 2010 | News story

Vegetable nursery in Linda Vista, Guatemala

Communities reduce disaster risks by investing in nature

"Hurricane Stan in 2005 was the catalyst for action. We knew what needed to be done, we just did not realize the risks of inaction", said Gerardo Barrios De León, Head of the Tojgüech River Microwatershed Council. …  

23 Aug 2010 | News story

Maasai women taking part in vulnerability assessment, Chambogo Same District, Tanzania

Empowering people to manage water

Across East Africa, water catchment planning and development at the local level is essential for sustainable and integrated water management in the region. "It is at the local level that the opportunity for involvement of all stakeholders, including non-state actors, in water resources management exists", says Katharine Cross, IUCN Water Programme Officer. …  

17 Aug 2010 | News story

Floods in Pakistan – interview partners available

Well-managed floodplains can help reduce the impact of disasters such as flooding, and help to decrease the vulnerability of cities and agricultural areas which lie in the path of devastating floods such as those in Pakistan. …  

11 Aug 2010 | 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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