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Mark Smith, IUCN Director Global Water Programme

World Water Day, by Mark Smith

Blog article by Mark Smith. "World Water Day is like any themed global day: it’s not really to ‘celebrate’ water, it’s about getting people to pay attention and decide they’re going to take action to solve water problems." …  

22 Mar 2013 | News story

Rocío Córdoba

Water cooperation in Mesoamerica: Interview with Rocio Cordoba

Continuing our countdown to World Water Day, which is celebrated each year on 22 March, we zoom in on Costa Rica to interview IUCN's Rocio Cordoba on water cooperation in the Mesoamerica region. …   | Spanish

21 Mar 2013 | News story

Listening to the ocean

IPBES is calling, how will stakeholders answer?

IUCN and the International Council for Science (ICSU) have launched a survey to collect views on stakeholder engagement in IPBES, the top new nature platform on biodiversity and its benefits. All stakeholders, including the private sector, indigenous peoples, local, scientific and conservation communities, are invited to contribute to the development of the first draft of their engagement strategy. …  

19 Mar 2013 | News story

Ganesh Pangare

Water cooperation in Asia: Interview with Ganesh Pangare

In our countdown to World Water Day, we speak to Ganesh Pangare, Head of the IUCN Asia Water Programme. …  

19 Mar 2013 | News story

Logo International Year of Water Cooperation

Countdown to World Water Day!

Each year World Water Day (WWD) is celebrated on the 22nd of March, and has become one of the key dates on the UN calendar. The day marks a special focus on global water issues, with this year in particular global attention on water cooperation. …  

18 Mar 2013 | News story

BRIDGE global learning workshop, Lima, Peru

Global learning from regional experience in water cooperation

IUCN’s BRIDGE project, which stands for 'Building River Dialogue and Governance', is holding a Global Learning workshop in Lima, Peru, gathering key actors from the 9 river basins where BRIDGE is active. Regional coordinators from Asia and South and Central America have joined, bringing crucial viewpoints on project progress and understanding of the political, social and economic contexts of their countries and basins. …   | Spanish

13 Mar 2013 | News story

The World We Want 2015

Post2015: Can there be enough water, energy, food for all?

This week, IUCN and the International Water Association (IWA) host an online consultation session on Infrastructure Solutions for the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus. As part of the UN's 'The World We Want' initiative, the consultation platform allows everyone to have their say on development issues post 2015, from 11-17 March with a particular focus on water, energy and food. …  

11 Mar 2013 | News story

IUCN Video: Integrating Borders

New video: Integrando Fronteras / Integrating Borders

As the UN recently kicked off the official launch of 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation, the IUCN Mesoamerica office released a new video on cooperation achievements between Panama and Costa Rica, including actions in the transboundary Sixaola river basin. …   | Spanish

04 Mar 2013 | News story

Cemex factory

Blog: In good company - Learning about water management and risk

By James Dalton. It has been over three years since we first sat down with CEMEX, the global building materials company headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico. It was one of those meetings where we were not sure what they wanted to talk about apart from the general subject of ‘water’. …  

01 Mar 2013 | News story

Oliver Greenfield-Green Economy Coalition

Oliver Greenfield Interview-The Green Economy Coalition

We pose several questions to Oliver Greenfield, Convener for the Green Economy Coalition.

  • What are the benefits of investing in Natural Capital and a Green Economy?
  • What role do you think that Business has is incorporating Natural Capital into their operations?
  • How does Business fit into the greater Green Economy framework?
  • What is the role of policy and policy makers in enabling the uptake of a Green Economy?
  • What is the Green Economy Coalition’s future work plan for 2013-2016? 
     
 

20 Feb 2013 | News story
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