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World Water Day 2014: a coordinated approach to meeting water and energy demand

On World Water Day, IUCN joins the international community in highlighting the close links between water and energy use and the need for a coordinated approach to ensure the world can meet the growing demand for both.  

22 Mar 2014 | News story

Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas

Launch of the first online Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas

A new online Atlas of freshwater biodiversity presenting spatial information and species distribution patterns will be launched today at the landmark Water Lives symposium, bringing together European Union policy makers and freshwater scientists. Freshwaters are incredibly diverse habitats; they cover less than 1% of the Earth’s surface yet are home to 35% of all vertebrate species. Sadly, freshwater life is declining at an alarming rate, faster than any other component of global biodiversity. …  

29 Jan 2014 | News story

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CEMEX presents 'Water Policy' for global water management

As part of a partnership with IUCN, CEMEX introduced today a Corporate Water Policy that defines its global strategy for responsible water management. …  

05 Dec 2013 | News story

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IUCN key collaborator of World Water Week 2014

World Water Week is an annual conference addressing the world’s most urgent water-related challenges. For the 2014 conference, IUCN will be one of the three collaborating partners for the global meeting. …  

03 Dec 2013 | News story

Visita de campo a Yorkín, Talamanca.

Cooperation in the Sixaola River Binational Watershed as Practical Example for Students of the University for Peace (UPEACE)

Students of the Water Security and Peace course learn from efforts by IUCN and local stakeholders toward water governance in the Sixaola River Binational Watershed. …   | Spanish

02 Dec 2013 | News story
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Jane Lawton, Head of Communications, IUCN Asia

Blog: Talk of rivers and flooded forests

By Jane Lawton, Head of Communications, IUCN Asia. The word ‘dialogue’ may be somewhat overused in our development lexicon, but the recent meeting of the Mekong Water Dialogues I attended in Siem Reap, Cambodia provided a powerful example of what we really mean by effective dialogue in action. …  

25 Nov 2013 | News story

Juan Carlos Sanchez

Blog: Flexibility and adaptability, ingredients for transboundary success

Blog by Juan Carlos Sanchez. One of the key messages that came out of this year’s World Water Week in Stockholm is that climate change presents an opportunity for transboundary cooperation. After a series of seminars on this topic, there seemed to be several arguments supporting this. …  

11 Nov 2013 | News story

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Countdown to COP19: Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions [video]

In our 'Countdown to COP19' we look back at videos that contribute solutions to climate change challenges. Here we focus on a video on water infrastructure solutions for the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus. …  

08 Nov 2013 | News story

Stefano Barchiesi, IUCN Water Project Officer

Blog: Learning and sharing at the 7th GEF International Waters Conference

Blog by Stefano Barchiesi. As participants of the 7th GEF International Waters Conference started arriving in Barbados for the 4-day event, I got a better feeling of why we had been asked to support the pre-conference technical workshop on the economics of ecosystems. …  

04 Nov 2013 | News story

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Countdown to COP19: Rivers Uniting Borders/Ríos Que Unen Fronteras [video]

In our 'Countdown to COP19', we take a look back at videos that offer solutions to climate change challenges. The documentary 'Rivers Uniting Borders/Rios Que Unen Fronteras' is one of them. …   | Spanish

31 Oct 2013 | News story

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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.
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