Sharing water, sharing benefits: lessons on dams from West Africa

More than 150 large dams have been built in West Africa over the past 50 years. Many more are in the planning to meet the region’s demands for energy, water and food. But how can these developments rime with environmental sustainability and participatory processes? …   | French

29 Nov 2011 | News story

Pioneering Water Solutions in Urbanising Areas, Kuala Lumpur, 21-24 November

River basins as urban water infrastructure at the IWA congress

As more than 700 international water experts gather in Kuala Lumpur for the IWA congress, IUCN shifts the focus from cities to their basins, and the key role natural infrastructure plays in the expansion of urban centres worldwide. …  

23 Nov 2011 | News story

Khao Lak, Thailand

Environmental flows in South East Asia

Population growth, industrial and farmland expansion in Asia are stretching the limits of water allocation for nature’s needs. Environmental Flows, or ensuring sufficient water for both people and nature, was the theme of a recent training workshop in Khao Lak, Thailand. …  

18 Nov 2011 | News story
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Huascarán, Ecuador

IWA Congress: Pioneering Water Solutions in Urbanising Areas

Of the 3.5 billion people living in urban areas, less than 50% have access to adequate water and sanitation services. Solutions to overcome this enormous challenge will be discussed at the upcoming IWA Development congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 21-24 November. …  

16 Nov 2011 | News story

Mangrove coastline in Mozambique

IWRM experiences shared between Kenya and Mozambique

Implementing Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) can be a daunting task, but learning from other regions and sharing experiences between river basins can go a long way. …  

14 Nov 2011 | News story

Karstic lake Skadar, Kroatia

IUCN, GEF and a global surface freshwater community of practice

‘Raising the Bar: 20 Years of GEF Transboundary Water Results’ was the slogan of the 6th GEF International Waters Conference, held in Dubrovnik from 17-20 October, in which IUCN contributed its knowledge and experience on water management. …  

03 Nov 2011 | News story

Flooding in Ayuttaya, Thailand Oct 23 2011

Thai Floods

As the floods in Thailand reach record levels, they are causing unprecedented damage to human lives, property and the natural environment. …  

03 Nov 2011 | News story

Mangrove replanting, Thailand

Floods in Thailand – interview partners available

As the floods in Thailand have reached record levels, they leave behind a trail of destruction to people, infrastructure and the environment. …  

31 Oct 2011 | News story

Microcuenca del río Yorkín

CNN iReport: IUCN water project in the spotlight

The IUCN Sixaola river project on the Costa Rica-Panama border was recently filmed and broadcast on CNN’s iReport. …   | Spanish

20 Oct 2011 | News story

WANI Team, annual WANI meeting October 2011, San Jose, Costa Rica

Water Nexus focus of WANI meeting

The water energy and food security nexus was one of the core themes on the agenda of the 13th WANI meeting, held in Costa Rica from 10-14 October. …  

15 Oct 2011 | News story

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.
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