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Water: Centre of Climate Change

The UNFCCC’s Climate Change Talks in Barcelona are the last stop before the key COP15 conference held in Copenhagen in December, where a post-2012 climate change agreement should be agreed upon. …  

30 Oct 2009 | News story

Women at pump, Tanzania

Adaptación al cambio: un enfoque natural

Los impactos del cambio climático ya están siendo percibidos tanto por las personas como por el entorno en todo el mundo y la tendencia es que dicho efecto sea cada vez más acusado. Los niveles del mar están aumentando, lo cual entraña una situación de grave peligro para países y áreas costeros. La cada vez mayor virulencia de los temporales lleva consigo inundaciones y desprendimientos de tierra devastadores. Del mismo modo, también se están acentuando las sequías. …   | English | French

29 Oct 2009 | News story

Pangani Basin, Tanzania

El poder de decisión de la comunidad del Pangani

Los efectos del cambio climático sobre la cuenca del río Pangani en Tanzania son cada vez más notables. La capa de nieve que cubre el Monte Kilimanjaro, situada a una altitud muy superior a la cuenca del río, se está deshaciendo rápidamente y, según se estima, no quedará rastro de ella en el año 2025. Asimismo, el nivel del flujo de agua de la cuenca ha disminuido significativamente; con todo, dicho menguante recurso sigue siendo objeto de una elevada demanda, sobre todo para el riego. …   | English | French

28 Oct 2009 | News story

Children washing hands, Guatemala

IUCN elected to the World Water Council Board of Governors

IUCN has been elected to the Board of Governors of the World Water Council (WWC) during its 5th General Assembly in Marseille, 14-16 October …  

16 Oct 2009 | News story

Balkila Watershed and Gopeshwar town

Local Partners Champion Water and Climate Resilience in the Himalayas

“There is a water shortage in our district, what can we do?” asked Sri Chandi Prasad Bhatt, a pioneering and award winning environmental activist from the Himalayas, when meeting a delegation from IUCN in Gopeshwar, India …  

07 Oct 2009 | News story

Low lying flood area - Drasa, Lautoka, Fiji

IUCN Oceania Releases New Study on Economic Costs of 2009 Fiji Floods

Disasters, such as floods, can have devastating outcomes, particularly when sensitivities of people and economies are heightened by changes in the natural landscape, argues an IUCN report, Economic Costs of the 2009 Floods in the Fiji Sugar Belt and Policy Implications. …  

05 Oct 2009 | News story
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Boro and trees, Okavango delta

Database of wetland experts

IUCN Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are the executing agencies for a UNEP project on “Sustainable Management of Inland Wetlands in Southern Africa: a livelihoods and ecosystems approach.” …  

31 Aug 2009 | News story

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Stockholm sends a strong message to Copenhagen on water

Water experts from around the world have called for water issues to be included in the international climate talks to take place in Copenhagen in December …  

22 Aug 2009 | News story

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Sustainable water management reaches top of global business agenda

The future of many businesses depend on the sustainability of water resources, which are increasingly under pressure. Consumer awareness and investors' increased scrutiny of corporate water risks have resulted in stronger expectations that companies should reveal their ‘water performance'. …  

19 Aug 2009 | News story

Report - Securing Water for Ecosystems and Human Well-being

Advanced river flow management vital to facing climate challenge

Stockholm, Sweden, 16 August, 2009  – Improved river flow management will be vital to protecting communities from the worst impacts of climate change and to achieving international goals on poverty reduction, according to a new report issued on the eve of World Water Week. …  

16 Aug 2009 | News story

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