People riding bicycles over a bridge on the Nam Xong River

Blog from the World Water Forum II: Let’s not talk only about water

Raphaël Glémet, Senior Programme Officer for Water and Wetlands within IUCN’s Asia Regional Office, talks to us about his passion for all things water, and shares his excitement about innovative approaches to transboundary water governance. …  

17 Apr 2015 | News story

Fishing in the Mekong

Blog from the World Water Forum I: Scattered pearls do not make a necklace

Marcello Rocca, Communications Officer for the Water and Wetlands Programme within IUCN’s Central and West Africa office, reports back on his experience of this important event so far.  …  

14 Apr 2015 | News story

Logo World Water Forum 2015

IUCN at the 7th World Water Forum

IUCN is presenting, contributing, and participating in many workshops, seminars and side events at the upcoming 7th World Water Forum, starting on Sunday 12 April in Daegu and Gyeongju, Republic of Korea. A consolidated overview of activities IUCN will be involved in is now available. …  

10 Apr 2015 | News story

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

Share your scaling-up success stories and solutions!

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

Rice fields in the Xe Champhone Wetland.

Blog: Three ways to increase investment in natural infrastructure, at home and around the world

By Aaron Reuben of IUCN’s Forest and Climate Change Programme. In late 2014 I attended a panel discussion on national infrastructure for improved water supplies. This was part of the ACES (A Community on Ecosystem Services) conference on Ecosystem Markets in Washington, DC. …  

19 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

African landscape

Blog: A picture is worth a thousand words. So how much is a video worth?

By Claire Warmenbol. That question came to mind when I watched the video of our WISE-UP project, recently broadcast on Deutsche Welle TV. It shows what the project does, no, it brings to life what the project does…in just over 6 minutes. …  

25 Feb 2015 | News story

Kande,Malawi - Fishermen returning from fishing rest at Malawi lake shores

Building bridges for better water management: IUCN project expands to Africa

BRIDGE stands for ‘Building River Dialogue and Governance’ and is an IUCN project which has been implemented since 2011 in nine transboundary basins. Recently, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) supported the addition of five new river basins for BRIDGE work in Africa.  …  

18 Feb 2015 | News story

Lac Tchad Map

BRIDGE project advances ratification of Lake Chad Water Charter

IUCN, under the auspices of the BRIDGE (Building River Dialogue and Governance) project, supports Nigeria and Cameroon towards major advancements in the ratification of the Lake Chad Water Charter  …   | French

20 Jan 2015 | News story

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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