World Water Forum 2012

IUCN is at the World Water Forum in Marseille, France, from 12-17 March 2012.

At the Forum, politicians, water managers, the private sector and NGOs will find themselves around the same table debating and sharing solutions, and we hope, committing to implement them at the scale needed.

IUCN has a strong presence, working to ensure that ‘natural solutions’ become a major part of the global water management portfolio.
 

News from the Forum


IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefèvre speaking on the opening day of the World Water Forum in Marseille, France.

Address by IUCN Director General to the World Water Forum

On this platform I represent the global voice of environmental advocacy, to speak up for the rights of people and nature, for the social benefits of wetlands and ecological flows, for all the extraordinary species (including our own) that depend on resilient nature for their life support. …  

12 Mar 2012 | IUCN statement

The natural flow of the Zarqa river in winter, in a section which is dry in Summer due to over-extraction of ground water. Upstream part of the Zarqa, Jordan.

Hopes high as Water Forum kicks off

The World Water Forum opened on Monday with demands to bring clean water and sanitation to billions in need and to address worsening scarcity and waste. Mark Smith, Head of IUCN's Water Programme was impressed by the opening and has high hopes for a positive outcome. …  

12 Mar 2012 | News story

Cambodia

World Water Forum: nature takes centre stage

Natural ‘infrastructure’ such as river basins, forests, lakes and wetlands, plays a key role in addressing today’s global water needs and must be an integral part of every country’s water management portfolio, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) at the World Water Forum starting in Marseille on Monday 12 March. …   | French | Spanish

10 Mar 2012 | News story

Cambodia

World Water Forum: nature takes centre stage

Natural ‘infrastructure’ such as river basins, forests, lakes and wetlands, plays a key role in addressing today’s global water needs and must be an integral part of every country’s water management portfolio, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) at the World Water Forum starting in Marseille on Monday 12 March. …   | French | Spanish

09 Mar 2012 | IUCN statement

6th World Water Forum, Marseille, 12-17 March 2012

Nature’s a solution to global water needs, IUCN

Media Advisory: Water resources are under increasing stress: with burgeoning populations, growing economies and a changing climate, water scarcity and pollution are set to intensify. …  

06 Mar 2012 | News story

The many faces of our forests

Putting nature in the equation

Opinion Editorial: Nature is the missing, fourth dimension of the water-energy-food security nexus, says Dr Mark Smith, Director IUCN Global Water Programme. …  

05 Mar 2012 | News story

Dr Mark Smith

Video Message: World Water Forum, Time for Solutions

At the occasion of the 6th World Water Forum, Dr Mark Smith, Director IUCN Global Water Programme, explains the conference tagline 'Time for Solutions' and why the World Water Forum is the world's largest and most important meeting on water. …  

01 Mar 2012 | 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.

Putting nature in the equation

Nature is the missing, fourth dimension of the water-food-energy security nexus, says Dr Mark Smith, Director of IUCN’s Water Programme. …  

01 Mar 2012 | Article
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