No energy without water security, IUCN tells hydropower congress

When looking at the links between hydropower and climate change, it is essential that any infrastructure - whether man-made or natural - is made more sustainable and therefore resilient.

IUCN's Mark Smith on the IHA Panel

Mark Smith, Head of IUCN's Water Programme, also described the Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) and the development of a global network on environmental flows, encouraging the participation of the hydropower industry. He stressed that energy and water security are interdependent, and that basins must be managed to ensure resilience to climate change.

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