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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

Solomon Islands - Living with mangroves

Solomon Islands: living with mangroves

The video is in Pidgin (with English subtitles) and highlights the importance of mangroves to the communities of Maramasike Passage in Solomon Islands. Coastal communities in rural Solomon Islands highly depend on mangroves for food, shelter and income. The video was produced as an awareness raising tool both for policy makers and the general public. …  

02 May 2014 | Video

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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

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Inner Niger Delta river

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