Media contacts

  • Claire Warmenbol, IUCN Water Programme, In Turkey  +90 531 347 5873, 
    In Switzerland + 41 79 404 1973, e-mail 
  • Sarah Horsley, IUCN Media Relations, In Turkey +90 531 347 58 61,
    In Switzerland +41 79 528 3486, e-mail 
  • Brian Thomson, IUCN Media Relations, In Turkey +90 531 347 58 72,  
    In Switzerland +4179721 8326, e-mail

News & Press conferences schedule

  • Protecting watersheds saves billions
    Friday, March 13th 
  • IUCN Opening statement: No time to lose in fight against water crisis
    Monday, March 16th 
  • Reform now, save water, says IUCN
    Tuesday, March 17th, 10:00-10:30
  • Share water to make peace – IUCN 
    Wednesday, March 18th, 10:00-10:30 
  • Southern Africa’s freshwater species in the firing line
    Thursday, March 19th, 10:00-10:30
  • Climate change adaptation and water
    Friday, March 20th, 16:15-16:45 
  • IUCN closing statement
    Saturday, March 21st, 10:00-10:30

Where: Kasımpaşa Room 3/Press Conference Room 1 in Sutluce Congress and Cultural Center.

Media resources

Press releases, video, audio and photographs.


Listen to the water experts

Mark Smith, Head of IUCN's Water Programme, gives the latest on water issues in light of the World Water Forum being held in Istanbul, Turkey, from March 16 to 22. …  

16 Feb 2009 | Audio

Illegal irrigation in the Zarqa River, Jordan

All we need is water

Extreme water scarcity is not the only problem Jordan is currently facing. Combined with poor water management though, it might be the worst. When both water quantity and quality are inadequate, health and environmental hazards can reach alarming levels. …  

03 Dec 2008 | Video