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Host city of the 3rd World Water Forum, Kyoto City

Kyoto World Water Prize

The Prize, subtitled “Contributing to the Millennium Development Goals through grassroots initiatives”, aims to give those working on water-related issues at the grassroots level the opportunity to present their work to the global water community, present at the 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul, in March 2009.
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11 Nov 2008 | Event

Lake in Ecuador

Climate Change takes centre stage at the Ramsar COP

At the opening of the 10th Conference of the Contracting Parties (CoP) of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, held from October 28th to November 4th, IUCN Director General Julia Marton Lefèvre called on governments to make conserving wetlands and sustainable use of water the basis for a sustainable future. …  

05 Nov 2008 | News story

International Water and Film Events

Launched in Mexico in March 2006 during the 4th World Water Forum, the International “Water and Film” Events are a joint initiative of the International Secretariat for Water (ISW) and the French Water Academy. This international water film contest is to take place every three years in the frame of the World Water Forums.      …  

05 Nov 2008 | Event

Panelists at Water and Climate Change session, WCC, Barcelona

Water and climate change adaptation

Climate change and its consequences, ranging from increasingly destructive storms to rising sea levels, have become prominent features in the international news.  

08 Oct 2008 | News story

A flooded reservoir in Mexico

Water and climate change adaptation

Climate change and its consequences, ranging from increasingly destructive storms to rising sea levels, have become prominent features in the international news. …  

08 Oct 2008 | International news release

Water workshop, 7 October 2008, Barcelona

Critics challenge conservationists to emulate business leaders for change

Two days after IUCN's President called on the world's corporate executives to seat environmental leaders on every board of directors, critics at the World Conservation Congress countered that environmental leaders must urgently learn and adopt business management approaches, otherwise the conservation movement will continue to “fail” to achieve the impacts it has been seeking for decades. …  

07 Oct 2008 | News story

Water and Nature Initiative

Critics challenge conservationists to emulate business leaders for change

Two days after IUCN's President called on the world's corporate executives to seat environmental leaders on every board of directors, critics at the World Conservation Congress countered that environmental leaders must urgently learn and adopt business management approaches, otherwise the conservation movement will continue to “fail” to achieve the impacts it has been seeking for decades. …  

07 Oct 2008 | International news release

IUCN DG, Julia Marton-Lefèvre launching WANI 2 at the Congress Water Pavilion, Barcelona

7 Years On: Launching Water and Nature 2

The IUCN Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) was launched in 2001. After 7 successful years working in more than 12 river basins across the developing world, WANI has delivered results that have made river basins healthier and improved the lives of people living in them. …  

06 Oct 2008 | News story

CCIB

Curtain rises on largest environmental meeting of 2008

The IUCN World Conservation Congress kicks off today in Barcelona, Spain, with its mission of boosting action to conserve nature. Leading questions are how to meet the growing needs of populations and expanding markets without sacrificing nature, and how to get conservation messages to new audiences. …   | French | Spanish

05 Oct 2008 | International news release

King Talal Dam - Jordan

Understanding the linkages between energy, ecosystems and livelihoods - draft paper available for comment

How do energy, ecosystems and livelihoods inter-link? Is it all about managing impacts or are there ways to conserve ecosystems and provide greater access to sustainable energy and accomanying livelihood benefits? This background paper explores some of the issues in the workshop #1508, the final station of the Energy Journey. …  

01 Oct 2008 | News story