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Les acteurs échangent sur le partage des bénéfices et la gestion des réservoirs en Afrique de l'Ouest

Les acteurs échangent sur le partage des bénéfices et la gestion des réservoirs

Placé sous le patronage du Ministre de l’Hydraulique de la République du Niger, Ministre de tutelle de l’Autorité du Bassin du Niger (ABN), l’atelier régional sur le partage des bénéfices et la gestion des réservoirs en Afrique de l’Ouest s’est tenu les 23 et 24 avril 2009 à Niamey. L’atelier a été organisé par l’Institut International pour l’Environnement et le Développement (IIED),  l’Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature (UICN), et l’Autorité du Bassin du Niger (ABN), dans le cadre de l’initiative mondiale pour l’eau (GWI). …  

06 May 2009 | News story
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Forest and stream

The value of groundwater in European Forests

The report – the Study on the Economic value of groundwater and biodiversity in European forests – explores the current state of payments for ecosystems (PES) in EU member states in relation to forests and groundwater.  

28 Apr 2009 | News story
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IUCN, Guatemala

Perspectives on Water and Climate Change Adaptation

'Water and Climate Change Adaptation' newest publication series is online. The series includes a collection of 16 papers, produced in collaboration with the World Water Council, CPWC, IWA and IUCN …  

23 Apr 2009 | News story
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International Hydropower Association World Congress 2009

The 2009  IHA World Congress will take place from 23-26 June 2009 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

22 Apr 2009 | Event

Pangani Basin, Tanzania

Nairobi Statement on Climate Change Adaptation

Ministers and senior officials from more than 20 countries joined government representatives, intergovernmental organisations and NGOs in Nairobi, to finalise the Nairobi Statement on Land and Water Management for Adaptation to Climate Change. …  

21 Apr 2009 | News story
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Indus Delta

Pakistan's water crisis

Pakistan is facing a fight that doesn't grab headlines these days.It's a fight over the future of the country's increasingly scarce supply of water. The World Bank is warning that the very viability of the nation is at stake. Laura Lynch reports from the Indus River delta. 

13 Apr 2009 | News story

Lake Chala, a crater lake southeast of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Wake up: Nature has solution for world water crisis, says IUCN

Ministers at the World Water Forum need to pay more attention to the environment if they want to solve the world’s water crisis, according to IUCN. …  

21 Mar 2009 | International news release

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5th World Water Forum: IUCN at the World Water Forum - Friday, March 20, 2009

 Two-thirds of the World's population will face water shortages by 2025. The World Water Forum, held in Istanbul, Turkey, from 16 to 22 March, gathers more than 25,000 experts to find sustainable solutions to the water challenges the World faces. IUCN urges policy-makers at the forum to do more to protect the natural environment and make better use of the services nature offers for development and human security. Rivers and wetlands deliver vital services for people, such as clean drinking water, energy and healthy and sustainable livelihoods. Investing in good water governance is critical for a sustainable water future, both for countries themselves and the 260 river basins that cross borders. …  

20 Mar 2009 | News story
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Fishing on Lake Kosi in St Lucia, South Africa

Southern Africa’s freshwater species in firing line

Many freshwater fish, crabs, dragonflies, molluscs and aquatic plants are at risk of extinction in southern Africa if its rivers and lakes are not protected from developers, according to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

19 Mar 2009 | International news release

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Share water to make peace – IUCN

More people and less water could mean increased conflict for scarce shared water resources, warns IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). But in its latest report IUCN clearly shows how better cooperation over shared rivers can help governments avoid water crises. …  

18 Mar 2009 | International news release