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Children watch birds on Lake Nakuru National Park - Kenya, Africa

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IUCN is involved in a session on Scaling-up Impact and Collective Action to Manage and Restore Ecosystems for Water Services and biodiversity at the 7th World Water Forum. …  

26 Mar 2015 | News story

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 is nature, water is everything

Every year on 22 March, the international community celebrates World Water Day, a day to draw global attention to the water challenge and renew commitments to safeguard the planet’s most vital resource. …  

22 Mar 2015 | News story

Wetlands dependency

Blog: Built or Natural Infrastructure - a False Dichotomy

By Matthew McCartney and James Dalton. This year the World Economic Forum identified “water” as the biggest societal and economic risk for the next 10 years – read that again – the biggest risk!   …  

11 Mar 2015 | News story

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Inner Niger Delta river

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