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Boy pumping water. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Water and Climate Coalition launches statement for Bonn climate talks

As part of the newly-formed Water and Climate Coalition, the IUCN Water Programme contributed towards the statement on water and climate change, to be announced during the Climate Change negotiations taking place from 1st – 11th June in Bonn, Germany. …  

31 May 2010 | News story

A sign was put for the Dabi and Rantan intervention actions of the Komadugu Yobe Basin, Nigeria

WANI undertakes action with the Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Management Commission

The IUCN Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) recently coordinated a river basin restoration action plan in partnership with the Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Management Commission (NIWRMC) to restore flows in the Komadugu Yobe Basin. …  

25 May 2010 | News story

The Secretariat of the Andean Community and IUCN hosted a meeting in Lima for Water and Environmental authorities from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, to present and launch the new river basin maps for the Andean Community.

Building Transboundary Trust in the Andes

Information on water flows, how much rainfall, and where the water goes is critical for both water and environmental management, but also for economic development and security. …   | Spanish

06 May 2010 | News story

Nacula, Yasawa Islands, Fiji

Ridge to Reef – Managing Water Resources from Source to Sea

As more people live in urban environments and along coastal stretches, recognizing the impacts of water management from source to sea is vital. These links, across multiple habitats and ecosystems are often poorly understood. …  

27 Apr 2010 | News story

Kadavu Waterfall. Water resources need careful management and monitoring in view of population growth and rapid development on the island

Fijian communities discuss future water resources

Successes achieved from Fiji’s Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMA) were the backdrop of IUCN’s latest Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) workshop in Kadavu, Fiji 15-16 April. This community-based work successfully achieved the rehabilitation and protection of local Marine Protected Areas and coastal zones. …  

22 Apr 2010 | News story

White Volta Tributary, Burkina Ghana border

Debating Strategies for Reducing Poverty in Transboundary River Basins

More than 50 water management policy specialists and practitioners met in Nairobi on April 15-16 to ask how people living in poverty can be helped by coordinating the management of water across international borders. …  

19 Apr 2010 | News story

Padlocks for Lake Parón water users, Rio Santo, Peru

Protecting the Rio Santa watershed in Peru

“What we need to do is improve the management of the entire basin”, said Marco Arenas, Head of the Huascaran National Park Authority in Huaraz, as he explained the water problems in the region to Mario Aguirre, IUCN Water Coordinator for South America. …  

08 Apr 2010 | News story

Drought

Supporting Drought Policies in Europe: Biodiversity and Good Water Quality

Drought experts met in Brussels on 22 – 24 February to attend the Xerochore Final Conference on Supporting Drought Policies in Europe. Xerochore is an EU funded research project designed to assess research needs and policy choices on drought for the EU. The conference brought together planners, water resource experts, environment specialists, climatologists, and economists to discuss the challenges of drought identification and characterisation, the environmental and socio-economic impacts of drought, and management choices and policy options for drought based on EU Member State and overseas experience. …  

25 Mar 2010 | News story

Hopetoun Falls, Beech Forest, near Otway National Park, Victoria, Australia

International ReSource Award for sustainable watershed management 2011

Access to water supply and sanitation is a fundamental human need. Water is vital for the wellbeing and health of men and nature, yet it is an increasingly threatened resource. The growing pollution of global water reserves and more widespread water scarcity due to human activities, an increasing world population with a greater demand for water, and climate change will create major threats to food production, human health, the natural environment and economic development at a global level. …  

25 Mar 2010 | News story

WANI / Tales of Water - El Salvador

IUCN supports World Water Day around the Globe

Celebrating this year’s World Water Day, Dr. Milika Sobey from the IUCN Oceania office in Fiji highlights the importance of ‘protecting forests, mangroves, and the restoration of river ecosystems to maintain and improve water quality which is vital to preserve ecosystem health, and ultimately provide clean water for people’. …  

22 Mar 2010 | News story