IUCN Agenda

Launch of Water and Nature Toolkits

  • SHARE - Managing water across boundaries
    This toolkit provides an overview of the world’s shared water resources and insights for managing these transboundary resources.
    When: March 19th- 19:30-20:30
    Where: VIP Bloc/HASKÖY
    Who: Julián Muñoz – Comisión Trinacional del Plan Trifinio (CTPT); Flavia Lourdes – WWF; Maria Comino - Australia government; Dr. Wouter Lincklaen Arriens - Asian Development Bank (ADB); Jorge Rucks – Organization of American States (OAS)
  • RULE: Reforming water governance
    This toolkit guides managers and decision makers on a journey which provides an overview of what makes good law, policy and institutions, and the steps needed to build a coherent and fully operational water governance structure.
    When: March 18th – 17:00-18:00
    Where: IUCN Pavilion, Foyer 2

IUCN Pavilion Programme

Join, learn and contribute to IUCN’s innovative discussions and presentations at the IUCN pavilion in Foyer 2, Sütlüce Congress Centre. Download programme below.

Water Pavillion Programme

News & Press conferences

  • Protecting watersheds saves billions
    Friday, March 13th 
  • IUCN Opening statement: No time to lose in fight against water crisis
    Monday, March 16th 
  • Reform now, save water, says IUCN
    Tuesday, March 17th, 10:00-10:30
  • Share water to make peace – IUCN 
    Wednesday, March 18th, 10:00-10:30 
  • Southern Africa’s freshwater species in the firing line
    Thursday, March 19th, 10:00-10:30
  • Climate change adaptation and water
    Friday, March 20th, 16:15-16:45 
  • IUCN closing statement
    Saturday, March 21st, 10:00-10:30

Where: Kasımpaşa Room 3/Press Conference Room 1 in Sutluce Congress and Cultural Center.

Side events

  • SHARE: Managing water across boundaries
    Thursday 19th March 19:00, VIP Block/Haskoy – IUCN as convener
  • The role of the groundwater silent revolution: “More cash and nature per drop - Re-thinking global water scarcity and security”
    Friday, March 20th - 17.00-19.00, Feshane/Lalle Hall – IUCN as co-convener
  • Changing Climes, Changing Times: Transboundary Groundwater in an Uncertain World
    Saturday, March 21st - 14.30-16.30, Feshane/F 4 Hall- IUCN as co-convener

Main Thematic Programme Highlights

  • Thematic openings – Dr. Mark Smith, Head of IUCN Water Programme
    Monday, March 16th -14:30 – 16:30, Main Bloc – HALİÇ
  • Sanitation for Health and Dignity: Way Forward for Gender Equity
    Monday, March 16th -14:30 – 19:00, Thematic Bloc - AYVAN SARAY
  • Session 1.1.3 - Climate Change & Adaptation: Think beyond the Water Box – IUCN as roundtable leader
    Tuesday, March 17th - 14:30-19:00, Feshane Bloc - Feshane 1
  • Session 2.3.3 – To heat or to eat: Water for bioenergy or food? – IUCN as co-convener
    Thursday, March 19th - 8:30-13:00 Feshane Bloc - Feshane 3
  • Session 3.4.1 - Down Under: How can we manage groundwater resources? – IUCN as convener
    Friday, March 20th - 8:30-13:00, Thematic Bloc - AYVAN SARAY
  • Session 3.3.2 - Spreading the wealth: How to share the benefits of nature? – IUCN as convener
    Friday, March 20th - 14:30-19:00, Carpark Bloc - AYNALI KAVAK II
  • Closing of Theme 1 – Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General, IUCN
    Thursday, March 19th - 17:00-19:00 Main Bloc - HALİÇ
  • High level panel on Climate Change Adaptation - Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General, IUCN
    Friday, March 20th - 17:00-19:00, Main Bloc – HALİÇ
  • Gender and Climate Change: Practical Tools for Address the Human Dimensions of Disasters and Adaptation, Global Gender and Climate Alliance / IUCN
    Thursday March 19th - 8:30-13:00, Feshane