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Tibetan woman washing clothes in a river in China

Nokia: water advocacy in China

Nokia and IUCN China have partnered to work together on an advocacy programme for local people in the Miyun County. This programme will enhance local knowledge of watershed management in an area that faces serious water shortages.
 

17 Jan 2010 | News story

Forest dwelling children

International Year of Biodiversity - investing in nature, improving lives

The International Year of Biodiversity has been launched at a ceremony in Berlin with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel warning that the world will face "enormous costs" if no action is taken to tackle climate change and to secure biodiversity. …   | French | Spanish | Chinese

11 Jan 2010 | International news release

Mekong River, Lao PDR

Water Governance-A situational analysis of Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam published

This report is the second in a series of publications to be brought out under the Mekong Region Water Dialogues. …  

05 Jan 2010 | News story

Zarqa River in Jordan, December 2009

Restoring the Zarqa – Respecting Our Rivers

‘When you look down the Zarqa River at Janna’a Park it is hard to imagine that 30 years ago this area was green and fertile’, said Eng.Mohammad Al Zawahra from Zarqa Municipality. ‘People would swim in clear water pools, fish, swam in the river, and we had flowing water throughout the year’. …  

18 Dec 2009 | News story
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Transboundary water governance framework initiated

On 15 December, IUCN’s Asia Regional Environmental Law and Water and Wetlands Programmes held a joint workshop to work with partners to brainstorm the fundamentals of a transboundary water governance assessment framework. The workshop was sponsored by the Mekong Regional Water Dialogues project, funded by the Government of Finland. …  

17 Dec 2009 | News story
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2nd NWG meet, Viet Nam

2nd Regional National Water Group meeting resolve to engage with policy makers and strengthen member base

The 2nd Regional National Working Group (RNWG) meeting of the Mekong Region Water Dialogues (MRWD), programme of IUCN's Asia office was organized in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from November 30th to December 1st, 2009. …  

16 Dec 2009 | News story
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Komadogu Yobe Basin, Nigeria

Using water management, ecosystems and empowerment to build climate change resilience

Drought, floods, storms, melting glaciers and sea-level rise all feature in headlines and fears about the expected impacts of climate change. All concern water. Living with climate change will mean coping with impacts on water. …  

16 Dec 2009 | News story

Terraced Fields in Viet Nam

Changing climate change from Sweden to Colombia

Copenhagen, Denmark, 11 December, 2009 (IUCN) – Conserving and managing nature as a way to adapt to the impacts of climate change can benefit both wealthy and poor countries alike, the latest IUCN report has found. …  

11 Dec 2009 | International news release
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Dr Mark Smith

Copenhagen Day 4 - it's a serious game

The Head of IUCN's Water Programme Mark Smith got a naked greeting upon his arrival at COP15, but it's much more than fun and games inside, he explains. …  

10 Dec 2009 | News story
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San Marcos, Guatemala

WANI leads climate change resilient communities in Guatemala

More than 30 officials from different municipalities in Guatemala gathered to learn from IUCN’s Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) field experience in the Tacaná II project: a catchment management model and practical guide formulating management plans …  

10 Dec 2009 | News story