Media

Media contacts

  • Claire Warmenbol, IUCN Water Programme, In Turkey  +90 531 347 5873, 
    In Switzerland + 41 79 404 1973, e-mail claire.warmenbol@iucn.org 
     
  • Sarah Horsley, IUCN Media Relations, In Turkey +90 531 347 58 61,
    In Switzerland +41 79 528 3486, e-mail sarah.horsley@iucn.org 
     
  • Brian Thomson, IUCN Media Relations, In Turkey +90 531 347 58 72,  
    In Switzerland +4179721 8326, e-mail brian.thomson@iucn.org
     

News & Press conferences schedule

  • 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.

Media resources

Press releases, video, audio and photographs.

Lake Chala, a crater lake southeast of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Wake up: Nature has solution for world water crisis, says IUCN

Ministers at the World Water Forum need to pay more attention to the environment if they want to solve the world’s water crisis, according to IUCN. …  

21 Mar 2009 | International news release

Dr Mark Smith, Head of the IUCN Water Programme, at the World Water Forum in Istanbul.

One voice for water needed at Copenhagen

As the World Water Forum draws to a close, Dr Mark Smith, Head of IUCN's Water Programme, discusses what the forum has achieved at a political level as well as technical level. He calls on the water sector to pull together to have one voice at the United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen this December, so it is not overlooked in the discussions. …  

21 Mar 2009 | Audio

Fishing on Lake Kosi in St Lucia, South Africa

Southern Africa’s freshwater species in firing line

Many freshwater fish, crabs, dragonflies, molluscs and aquatic plants are at risk of extinction in southern Africa if its rivers and lakes are not protected from developers, according to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

19 Mar 2009 | International news release

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Share water to make peace – IUCN

More people and less water could mean increased conflict for scarce shared water resources, warns IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). But in its latest report IUCN clearly shows how better cooperation over shared rivers can help governments avoid water crises. …  

18 Mar 2009 | International news release

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Reform now, save water, says IUCN

Increased pressure on water means better laws, regulations and policies must be put in place if we are to sustain this precious resource, says IUCN’s latest report. …  

17 Mar 2009 | International news release

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

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

Mark Smith

IUCN at the World Water Forum

Mark Smith, Head of IUCN's Water Programme talks about the burning need to manage water resources across national boundaries. …  

02 Mar 2009 | Video

Watering a school vegetable garden on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. IUCN and partners are promoting water education so that future generations can benefit from development based on sustainable and equitable use of water.

Water and Nature photo gallery

IUCN’s Water and Nature Initiative is set to improve water management for healthy rivers and healthy communities. …  

27 Feb 2009 | Photos

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