News archive

Tacana region, Guatemala

Sharing water through better governance

Strengthening skills and knowledge of local actors in the border region between Mexico and Guatemala is crucial, to ensure effective participation for better water management in the region. …   | Spanish

01 Jul 2010 | News story

Waya Island, Fiji, Oceania

Ridge to Reef workshop develops new global initiative

Healthy well-managed river basins and coastal areas, where people and nature thrive, is the vision behind the development of a new IUCN initiative 'Ridge to Reef'. …  

21 Jun 2010 | News story

International Wetland Globes

The World Wetland Network recently launched the International Wetland Globes, an awards scheme to recognise best practice and wetland restoration, and to highlight wetlands in danger.  …   | French | Spanish

15 Jun 2010 | Event

Tacaná project

Investing in Water Knowledge - Sharing WANI Lessons between Oceania and Central America

Remote communities and watershed challenges such as disaster risk reduction, are what we share” said Dr. Milika Sobey, Water Coordinator for the IUCN Oceania Regional Office based in Fiji. …  

15 Jun 2010 | News story

Marseille will be the location of the 6th World Water Forum in March 2012

6th World Water Forum preparations kick-off in Paris and Marseille

“Water Forums are crucial meetings for all of us: it is the moment to return water where it belongs on the international agenda, in first place”, said French President Nicolas Sarkozy, at the official opening of the 6th World Water Forum kick-off meeting. …  

10 Jun 2010 | News story

Ramsar 40 Years logo

The Ramsar Convention kicks off a global celebration of 40 years conserving wetlands

The IUCN Water Programme is pleased to support the kick-off of the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.
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07 Jun 2010 | News story

Alejandro Iza, Director del Centro de Derecho Ambiental de la UICN (de negro) compartió con autoridades guatemaltecas su experiencia alrededor de la gobernanza de cuencas transfronterizas.

Transboundary watersheds governance: Building capabilities in Guatemala

Senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with technical advisers and transboundary negotiation staff met in Antigua in Guatemala on 27-28 April 2010 to attend a course on Shared Water Governance. …   | Spanish

03 Jun 2010 | News story

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