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Floating market in Soc Trang, Vietnam, ©Shutterstock/Huy Thoai

Lake Titicaca,Empowering women and improving water governance


  • bridge and stream Photo: shutterstock image 116041936

    Unpacking the complex relationship between forest age and river flows


    As the global restoration movement gains momentum and large-scale forest landscape restoration activities are implemented, there is a need for a better understanding of the links between increasing forest cover and river flow. Does age matter?

  • Tha le Noi Ramsar Site in Thailand Photo: ©Shutterstock/bumbim_pensinee

    Call for an ambitious Global Biodiversity Framework on World Wetlands Day 2020


    Open Letter by the International Organization Partners to the Convention on Wetlands: Birdlife International, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Wetlands International,  the...

  • Los manglares (I: humedales intermareales arbolados) son uno de los 12 tipos de humedales marino-costeros. Manguezais (I: áreas úmidas de transição terra e mar arborizadas) são um dos 12 tipos de áreas úmidas marino-costeira Photo: shutterstock

    Los humedales y la biodiversidad


    La biodiversidad comprende la variabilidad de cada especie, entre las especies y de los ecosistemas.  Los humedales están entre los ecosistemas más diversos del Planeta.

  • Sio-Malaba-Malakisi Joint Working Group_Nairobi, Kenya_November 2019 Photo: ©IUCN East Africa Office

    The Sio-Malaba-Malakisi basin: Strengthening transboundary water cooperation between Kenya and Uganda


    The Sio-Malaba-Malakisi (SMM) is a transboundary basin of the Nile River, shared between Kenya and Uganda. With a population of four million, the SMM consists of a variety of ecosystems including lakes, rivers, forests, game reserves and...

  • Selous Game Reserve, World Heritage, Tanzania All rivers within Selous Game Reserve belong to the Rufiji system, Tanzania's largest basin Photo: IUCN / Tilman Jaeger

    IUCN-outsourced paper finds no proof Rufiji dam project can meet Tanzania’s development needs


    A strategic environmental assessment meant to guide decisions on the Rufiji hydropower project in Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve World Heritage site is completely inadequate, according to an independent technical review commissioned and issued today by IUCN....

  • Ashgabat, Turkmenistan Ashgabat, Turkmenistan Photo: IUCN/Kristin Meyer

    Taking stock of three years of Water-Energy-Food Nexus Dialogues in Central Asia


    The Central Asian region experiences rapid demographic changes, suffers from water, energy and food insecurities and is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts. Environmental degradation and scarcity, as well as the uneven distribution of natural...

  • Water Diplomacy Workshop, OSCE, Strasbourg Nov 2019 Photo: ©OSCE

    Water cooperation: diplomacy from source to sea


    Managing transboundary rivers and lakes requires cooperation and diplomacy between States, yet region-specific differences can hamper these efforts. A recent Water Diplomacy workshop looked at best practices from established river...

  • Unidentified Ghanaian woman walks towards sanitation facilities Photo: ©Shutterstock/Anton Ivanov

    World Toilet Day 2019: Access to sanitation means dignity, opportunity, safety


    World Toilet Day, celebrated on 19 November every year, is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and help achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, which promises sanitation for all by 2030. As more than half the global...

  • Budapest Water Summit 2019 Photo: Budapest Water Summit 2019

    Papal message to the participants of the Budapest Water Summit 2019


    The 3rd Budapest Water Summit took place in Hungary from 15 to 17 October 2019. The overall theme of the event was “Preventing Water Crisis”. The Summit was attended by representatives of the academic world, international and regional organizations,...

  • Rivers as lifelines, West Africa Photo: ©Shutterstock/QuickShot

    Le bassin du Tchad, une source de vie pour l'homme, la nature et la paix


    Le Bassin du Tchad, focalisé autour du Lac Tchad, couvre près de 8% du continent africain et abrite plus de 30 millions de personnes. Plus de la moitié de cette population vit de l'agriculture, de l'élevage et de la pêche grâce à ce bassin. Pourtant, il a...


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