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Woman with baby at local water well, Zambia.

IUCN addresses food, water and energy security at UN meeting

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, chaired a high-level discussion on food, water and energy security during the recent meeting of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All. She championed the theme that energy, water and food security rely on ecosystem services and in order to safeguard them, we must invest in nature’s supporting role. …  

28 Sep 2011 | News story

Huaraz, Ancash region, Peru

Environmental Flows in Peru

IUCN, together with the Peru National Water Authority (ANA), recently organised a 2-day workshop for water professionals on Environmental Flows.  …   | Spanish

19 Sep 2011 | News story

Contribute to the First Public Comment Period for G4

The first Public Comment Period for G4 (the next generation of Global Reporting Initiative guidelines) is now open. This takes the form of an online survey and will run for 90 days, closing on 24 November 2011. Public comment helps ensure that GRI’s Guidelines are consensus-based and reflect the broadest possible stakeholder input. …  

15 Sep 2011 | News story

Dr Alejandro Iza, Director IUCN Environmental Law Centre, chairs the 'Strengthening Water Diplomacy in Transboundary Basins' seminar

Overcoming challenges to water cooperation

With more than 270 transboundary rivers worldwide, and threats such as climate change, the need for improved capacity in managing water resources sustainably and equitably has never been greater. …  

06 Sep 2011 | News story

Panellists discussing at roundtables, on topic of green growth for the 6th World Water Forum

Water and Green Growth: Examining the Links at World Water Week

Water is integral to economic development. Likewise, ecosystem services -and the value they deliver to the economy- depend on water. But, what options for water are ‘green’? …  

26 Aug 2011 | News story

Mark Smith announces launch of BRIDGE at IUCN reception, World Water Week

IUCN launches BRIDGE at World Water Week

The new BRIDGE project, or Building River Dialogue and Governance, was officially launched at World Water Week during a reception at the event's main exhibition. …  

24 Aug 2011 | News story

Inner Niger Delta

WANI - Treasure Trove of IWRM Knowledge

At the annual World Water Week in Stockholm, the IUCN Water Programme launched a new series of knowledge products inspired by the work of over 10 years Water and Nature Initiative. …  

23 Aug 2011 | News story

Mr.Somsak Soonthornnawaphat accepts the Those Contribution to Biodiversity Conservation in Thailand Honor Award from (left) Ms.Nisakorn Kositrat, a secretary-general of the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP) .

Somsak Soonthornnawaphat receives Biodiversity Conservation Honor award from ONEP

Mr.Somsak Soonthornnawaphat, IUCN Thailand programme's senior officer just received ‘Honor Award Those Contribution to Biodiversity Conservation in Thailand’ from Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Plannin (ONEP), Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources on the 22nd August 2011. His conservation work toward water onion and the reef to ridge approach is getting recognition at national level. …  

22 Aug 2011 | News story
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World Water Week: Nature turns on the tap

How do we ensure safe access to water and sanitation for the planet’s growing urban population? This question will be discussed at the World Water Week from 21-27 August in Stockholm. The theme this year is ‘Responding to Global Changes: Water in an Urbanising World’. IUCN’s answer comes from nature itself. …  

21 Aug 2011 | News story

Rarotonga, capital of the Cook Islands

Water experts talk solutions in the Cook Islands

Solutions for water efficiency and wastewater management in the Pacific were core topics at the annual GEF IWRM Steering Committee Meeting, which took place from 25-29 July 2011 in the Cook Islands. …  

17 Aug 2011 | News story