Large dams generate 19% of the world's total electricity supply. One-third of the countries in the world rely on hydropower for more than half their electricity supply.

Natural infrastructure part of the hydropower debate

During the recent World Congress on Advancing Sustainable Hydropower in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, IUCN shared its views on the role of natural infrastructure in securing renewable energy supplies and enhancing sustainable development. …  

24 Jun 2011 | News story

Community Consultation in Kikuletwa

IUCN Pangani: six new water associations launched in Tanzania

The Pangani Basin Water Board recently launched six new Water User Associations. The high profile event was attended by the Tanzania Deputy Minister for Water Mr Lwenge, and IUCN Regional Director Mr Kaka. …  

17 Jun 2011 | News story

Mekong River

BRIDGE - Building River Dialogue and Governance

Creating good water governance capacity lays the foundation for effective and sustainable water management, this is the crux of IUCN’s new water project BRIDGE - Building River Dialogue and Governance. …  

03 Jun 2011 | News story

Parque Nacional Yasuní, Ecuador.

IUCN and SENAGUA: a strong partnership for better water management in Ecuador

Achieving sustainable water resource management in Ecuador  will benefit from a new partnership between the National Water Secretariat (SENAGUA) and IUCN South America. The two organizations are working together towards the improvement of water and river basin management in Ecuador. …  

01 Jun 2011 | News story

Building Resilience of Water Supply and Sanitation

IUCN supports partnership on sustainable sanitation and water management

The IUCN Water Programme recently engaged in a partnership on sustainable sanitation and water management, to share knowledge and contribute to a new comprehensive toolbox which links water management, sanitation, and agriculture. …  

26 May 2011 | News story

Ramsar 40 Years logo

Ramsar celebration on the occasion of the Convention’s 40th Anniversary

IUCN joined the international community and friends of Ramsar last night in an official ceremony to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.  …  

20 May 2011 | News story

Right to left: Jim Leape (WWF International); Jane Madgwick (Wetlands International); Anada Tiéga (Ramsar); Deborah Bossio (IWMI); Julia Marton-Lefèvre (IUCN); Marco Lambertini (BirdLife International); Yeon-Chul Yoo (Chair of SC); and Rafael González Bordón (SC Vice-Chair).

Ramsar partners sign new memorandum of cooperation

The Ramsar Convention’s relationship with its five International Organization Partners (IOPs), of which the IUCN is a long standing partner, were strengthened on May 19th through the signing of a new Memorandum of Cooperation for 2011-2017. …  

19 May 2011 | News story

Woman wading through flood waters, Nadi, Fiji

Reducing flood risk through improved water governance in Fiji

Fiji has suffered from increasing numbers of floods in recent years, causing extensive damage across the country. Through improving water governance, IUCN and partners are helping reduce the risks and impacts of flooding through linking urban centres to the basins they rely on. …  

12 May 2011 | News story

Clean water for São Paulo

King Hassan II Great World Water Prize

The King Hassan II Great World Water Prize is an international award jointly established by the Government of Morocco and the World Water Council. The theme for the 2012 Prize is 'Cooperation and Solidarity in the fields of management and development in water resources.' …  

06 May 2011 | News story

Post tropical storm Stan, Mexico

Dealing with disasters...naturally

IUCN calls for effective management of the natural environment to strengthen the resilience of communities to cope with disasters. The devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan shows the catastrophic impact that the sheer force of nature can have on communities, no matter how prepared a country is. …  

06 May 2011 | News story

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