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Mountain lake water captured for electricity production.

Blog: Tackling the water-energy-food nexus without reinventing the wheel

By Beatrice Mosello. Does a shift in global policy debates toward the ‘water-energy-food security nexus’ – that is, looking at competition over natural resources to provide for these vital needs – translate into any real change in the way water is managed? Is the concept useful in this era of a changing climate?  …  

13 Oct 2014 | News story

Stefano Barchiesi, IUCN Water Project Officer

Blog: My World Water Week

By Stefano Barchiesi. I was looking forward to going back to World Water Week in Stockholm. Last year I couldn't go, but this year the theme was Water and Energy...key subjects taking me back to my university years.   …  

15 Sep 2014 | News story

Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General, at World Water Week 2014

Water and energy – life partners

World Water Week — the annual event focusing on water-related challenges — is underway in Stockholm, Sweden. IUCN is calling for increased cooperation between the water and energy sectors which is critical for sustainable development. …  

01 Sep 2014 | News story

Kai sold at local market

Improving food safety and livelihoods of rural communities: Fiji’s kai fishery

A project to address food security issues in Fiji’s kai fishery will improve livelihoods of rural communities and help empower women, a workshop initiating the project heard this week. …  

22 Aug 2014 | News story

Fish from sustainable fisheries ensure food security into the future

Protecting and sustaining human life: Why healthy coastal ecosystems are so important

The recent focus on coastal fisheries has raised the question of why coastal ecosystems are so important. The simple answer is that healthy coastal ecosystems are the lifeblood of Pacific Island communities, providing food, income and physical protection. …  

13 Aug 2014 | News story

Holcim

IUCN and Holcim celebrate the conclusion of a successful relationship producing important tools for the cement and aggregates sector

 Working together to strengthen biodiversity and water management within Holcim and to extend tested approaches to the cement and aggregates sector, IUCN and Swiss-based global building materials company Holcim have now completed the second phase of their seven-year engagement. …  

25 Jul 2014 | News story

Gorilla in Virunga National Park

IUCN welcomes emphatic ‘no’ to extractives in World Heritage

Following IUCN’s advice, the World Heritage Committee has sent a strong message to oil and gas and other extractive industries not to operate in World Heritage sites. The message came during discussions about World Heritage sites in Danger, including Africa’s iconic Virunga National Park, at the annual World Heritage Committee meeting taking place in Doha, Qatar. …   | French | Dutch

19 Jun 2014 | News story

DAM

Hydropower Back on the Agenda – are we any better at making decisions around large dams?

In their latest report, Watered Down? A review of social and environmental safeguards for large dam projects, IUCN Member IIED review the current resurgence of interest in large dams. …  

20 May 2014 | News story

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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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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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