Counting the cost of water

13 March 2012 | News story

The economic value of water cannot be underestimated. To that end the Head of IUCN's Global Economic and Environment Programme, Andrew Seidl talks about some of the risks that we face if we don't start counting the cost of water.

IUCN is working on many fronts at the World Water Forum in Marseille. Andrew Seidl explains what he's getting up to.

So just how is IUCN's Global Economic and Environment Programme working on water issues.

If we don't value the natural capital that is nature we will be facing up to some difficult scenarios in the future.

Andrew Seidl explains.


This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.