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Profile: Claire Warmenbol

Blog: The realities of the Nexus

By Claire Warmenbol. I will start this post with a confession. When I recently told my mother I was flying to Nairobi for a workshop on the Nexus Dialogue, I struggled to explain in a jargon-free way, what this project is all about. …  

05 Jun 2013 | News story

Seasonal Harvest

Celebrate World Environment Day - secure nature’s food supply

To mark the food theme of this year’s World Environment Day: ‘Think. Eat. Save’ IUCN urges policy makers to pay greater attention to the role that nature plays in boosting global food security. …  

05 Jun 2013 | News story

Nexus Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya

The Water-Food-Energy Nexus: discussing solutions in Nairobi

By 2050 a global population of 9 billion will increase water demands by 55%, energy needs by 80%, and food demands by 60%. With these staggering numbers in mind, the need to carefully plan and manage the resources needed to secure these needs has never been a greater priority. …  

28 May 2013 | News story

Nature plays a critical role in our water security and the sustainable development of our planet.

Biodiversity and water: two of a kind

Today we celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity. Its theme, Water and Biodiversity, coincides with the designation of 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation and highlights the indispensible role of nature in our water security and the sustainable development of our planet. …  

22 May 2013 | News story

Mark Smith speaking at the Second Asia Pacific Water Summit

Asia Pacific Water Summit: regional cooperation essential

The Second Asia Pacific Water Summit concluded on 20 May 2013 with leaders from nine countries – Brunei, Georgia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Republic of Korea, Tajikistan, Thailand, Vanuatu and Viet Nam – pledging to prioritize water-related concerns in their countries. …  

20 May 2013 | News story

Floating food market in Thailand

Food Security: making the ecosystem connections

Worldwide, 870 million people go hungry every day. With the world population projected to exceed nine billion people by 2050, global agricultural output must expand by an estimated 60% to meet global food needs. …  

16 May 2013 | News story

Stefano Barchiesi

Blog: In search of resilience

By Stefano Barchiesi. My first contact with the SEARCH project was in Morocco in 2011. Recently I went back to Marrakesh, this time well acquainted with the SEARCH project’s multi-country team of committed water and community engagement professionals. It hadn't been my first contact with resilience, though.
 

02 May 2013 | News story

Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Post2015 Process: The Water Thematic Consultation Report

Following the online UN Post2015 consultation process, a report on the thematic consultation on Water has been published and is now available for public commenting. …  

26 Apr 2013 | News story

Rebecca Welling, Project Officer, IUCN Global Water Programme

Blog: Nature, the unseen dimension of the nexus – exposed!

By Rebecca Welling. Walking into my first UNECE meeting on the topic of the Nexus in transboundary basins, I was a little nervous and not sure what to expect. It was the first time I attended a meeting in the UN headquarters representing IUCN Water, and on top of this I was to do a presentation on the role of Nature in the Nexus the following morning. …  

11 Apr 2013 | News story

Irrigation of food crops

Your questions answered: Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions

Following the launch of the 'Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions', a Question & Answer overview on the initiative is now available. …  

09 Apr 2013 | News story
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