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No hay tiempo que perder en la lucha contra la crisis del agua -UICN

Estambul, Turquía, 16 marzo 2009 (UICN) – Líderes reunidos en el Foro Mundial del Agua deben actuar ahora mismo para encontrar una solución a los problemas de agua que enfrenta el mundo, según la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN). …  

16 Mar 2009 | International news release
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Winrock 6th biofuels conference

Winrock International India organizes ‘6th International Biofuels Conference’

Winrock International India (WII), a New Delhi based not-for-profit organization (also a IUCN member), organized the 6th International Biofuels Conference on March 4–5, 2009 in New Delhi. The Conference, 6th in the series, has created a niche for itself and has over the years, become a vibrant and neutral platform for stakeholders from across the world. …  

16 Mar 2009 | News story
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Drought

No time to lose in fight against water crisis – IUCN

Leaders at the World Water Forum need to act now to find a solution to the water challenges facing the world, says IUCN. …  

16 Mar 2009 | International news release

Kruger National Park

Protecting watersheds saves billions

Protecting watersheds provides many of the world’s megacities with freshwater – and saves billions of dollars. This is the result of new compilation of case studies by IUCN, published today ahead of the World Water Forum, held from 16-22 March in Istanbul, Turkey. …  

13 Mar 2009 | International news release

Cuenca del río Cahoacán

Protección de cuencas ahorra billones de dólares

Gland, Suiza, 13 marzo 2009 (UICN) – La protección de cuencas provee de agua dulce a muchas de las ciudades del mundo - y ahorra miles de millones de dólares. Este es el resultado de una nueva compilación de estudios de caso realizada por la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN), publicado hoy con miras al Foro Mundial del Agua, que se celebra del 16 al 22 de marzo en Estambul, Turquía. …  

13 Mar 2009 | International news release
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PA Steering Group

ICCAs and the PA Legislation Guidelines

ELC Project ‘Guidelines for Protected Areas Legislation’: the draft Guidelines are progressing well, and presently the object of an intensive review process. A two-day meeting took place at the ELC to consider the chapter of the draft dealing with ICCAs (Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas). …  

13 Mar 2009 | News story
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Niger Delta

Water and lives: images, not words

IUCN's presence at the World Water Forum starting in Istanbul next Monday will be a loud one. The world's largest environmental union will launch its latest reports on sharing water resources, reforming water governance, and a study on freshwater species in South Africa.   …  

13 Mar 2009 | Video

Children washing laundry in a freshwater pool, with potable water, generated through upwelling from the dam, Saloum Delta, Senegal

ESARO Addresses Regional Water Problems

Water resources play a vital role in development and are critical to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on poverty, hunger, health and environment.  However, the water forecast for Eastern and Southern Africa region is bleak as a number of basins within the region are already suffering from water scarcity or water stress. …  

13 Mar 2009 | News story
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UNHCR

Eastern Africa: Tackling environmental challenges in refugee camps

Eastern Africa hosts hundreds of thousands of refugees whose survival is dependent on humanitarian aid and nature. Often cramped together on fragile land, the impact of high concentration of people on natural resources is considerable. While UNHCR provides food, nature provides firewood for the refugees. …  

13 Mar 2009 | News story
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IUCN, Uganda Government in partnership

In 2007, Uganda Government and the World Bank signed an Agreement as an integral component of the Bujagali Hydro Power Project. The hydropower plant is being constructed on River Nile, 10 kilometres from Jinja Town. …  

13 Mar 2009 | News story
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