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Zarqa River in Jordan, December 2009

Restoring the Zarqa – Respecting Our Rivers

‘When you look down the Zarqa River at Janna’a Park it is hard to imagine that 30 years ago this area was green and fertile’, said Eng.Mohammad Al Zawahra from Zarqa Municipality. ‘People would swim in clear water pools, fish, swam in the river, and we had flowing water throughout the year’. …  

18 Dec 2009 | News story
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Transboundary water governance framework initiated

On 15 December, IUCN’s Asia Regional Environmental Law and Water and Wetlands Programmes held a joint workshop to work with partners to brainstorm the fundamentals of a transboundary water governance assessment framework. The workshop was sponsored by the Mekong Regional Water Dialogues project, funded by the Government of Finland. …  

17 Dec 2009 | News story
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2nd NWG meet, Viet Nam

2nd Regional National Water Group meeting resolve to engage with policy makers and strengthen member base

The 2nd Regional National Working Group (RNWG) meeting of the Mekong Region Water Dialogues (MRWD), programme of IUCN's Asia office was organized in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from November 30th to December 1st, 2009. …  

16 Dec 2009 | News story
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Komadogu Yobe Basin, Nigeria

Using water management, ecosystems and empowerment to build climate change resilience

Drought, floods, storms, melting glaciers and sea-level rise all feature in headlines and fears about the expected impacts of climate change. All concern water. Living with climate change will mean coping with impacts on water. …  

16 Dec 2009 | News story

Dr Mark Smith

Copenhagen Day 4 - it's a serious game

The Head of IUCN's Water Programme Mark Smith got a naked greeting upon his arrival at COP15, but it's much more than fun and games inside, he explains. …  

10 Dec 2009 | News story
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San Marcos, Guatemala

WANI leads climate change resilient communities in Guatemala

More than 30 officials from different municipalities in Guatemala gathered to learn from IUCN’s Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) field experience in the Tacaná II project: a catchment management model and practical guide formulating management plans …  

10 Dec 2009 | News story

DMoore's shrub frog

Turn the tide - turn to nature: IUCN Opening Statement to UN climate change meeting

Copenhagen, Denmark, 7 December 2009 (IUCN) - It’s now time for governments to make robust commitments and a timeline towards achieving a post-2012 deal on climate change. IUCN urges leaders meeting at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen, 7-18 December, to include nature’s solutions to reduce emissions and cope with climate change impacts in a post-2012 deal.  …  

07 Dec 2009 | News story

Facilitators leading vulnerability assessment in Kenya

IUCN and the Global Water Initiative partners conduct vulnerability assessment training

IUCN as part of The Global Water Initiative (GWI) conducted vulnerability assessment trainings across four countries in East Africa – Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. …  

02 Dec 2009 | News story

Ramsar site: Azraq Wetland Reserve

Azraq: an oasis under pressure

Increasing water demands in water-scarce Jordan is putting pressure on one of the country’s largest groundwater basins, the Azraq oasis …  

22 Nov 2009 | News story

Africa Ministerial Council on Water

IUCN at Africa Water Week

Mainstreaming climate change in integrated water resources management will be a key topic at the 2nd Africa Water Week in Johannesburg, 9-13 November. …  

06 Nov 2009 | News story

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