“You cannot optimize water in cities without looking at the natural water basin or catchment areas which are serving them” said Dr Mark Smith, Director of the IUCN Water Programme during a recent workshop at the UN World Water Day conference in Cape Town. …
A recent workshop in the Sixaola River watershed, located on the Caribbean side of the Costa Rica-Panama border, highlighted the vulnerability of communities to increasing climate change impacts. … | Spanish
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Coping with the growing water needs of cities is one of the most pressing challenges of this century. Half of the world’s population now lives in cities and it’s estimated that within two decades that will increase to nearly 60% of the population, or 5 billion people. … | French | Spanish
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On behalf of all IUCN Members and staff, I join with people from around the world in extending sympathy and solidarity to the many families affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. …
14 Mar 2011 | News story
“Learning and knowledge exchange on surface water management enables projects to catalyse change in river basin management, governance, planning and investment” said Mark Smith, Director of IUCN Global Water Programme, at the GEF IW:LEARN meeting in Bratislava, 10-11 March 2011. …
11 Mar 2011 | News story
Karez systems in Pakistan are traditional practices of water tapping and channelling. Due to overpumping of groundwater aquifers in Balochistan province, of an estimated 800 karezes, 175 have dried up in recent decades. …
10 Mar 2011 | News story
- Women and forest ownership: Providing secure tenure rights to both genders can promote sustainable forest management and poverty alleviation.
- Feature: Now is the time for the forestry and environment community to recognize that women are primary stakeholders of forest management schemes.
- Women and community forestry: Women spend significantly more time in forests than men do.
08 Mar 2011 | News story