Only 3% of the earth’s water is freshwater; about two-thirds of it is frozen in glaciers and polar ice caps and we have long over-stretched this precious resource.



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  • Nexus in CA Photo: B.Erg

    Fostering Nexus in Central Asia


    IUCN representatives joined project partners and key stakeholders at the first meeting of the Regional Working Group held on 13 March 2018 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, within the framework of the EU-funded project “Central Asia Nexus Dialogue: Fostering Water,...

  • Sobradinho Hydroelectric reservoir in northeast Brazil Sobradinho Hydroelectric reservoir in northeast Brazil at very low water capacity during the drought in 2015. Photo: Marcello Casal Jr Agência Brasil CC3.0

    IUCN Director General's statement on World Water Day 2018


    From Cape Town to Bangalore, water shortages are a growing global menace, driven by rising demand worldwide and a warming climate. As the search for practical, cost-effective solutions intensifies, we cannot afford to ignore the important contribution nature...

  • Women Photo: © Haseeb Md Irfanullah

    Women, Water and Nature


    Building Gender Equality into Nature-based Solutions a session at the 8th World Water Forum, 20 March 2018 

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