Water

Stockholm World Water Week - Where the Water World Meets

A Clean and Healthy Water World

This year’s theme of World Water Week held from August 17-23, 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden was “Progress and Prospects on Water: For a Clean and Healthy World” with a special focus on sanitation.  

22 Aug 2008 | News story

Children in the Páramo in Ecuador.

The Ecuadorian National Water Secretariat is Created

Yesterday, the Ecuadorian government issued a decree for the "Reorganization of the National Council of Water Resources through the creation of the National Water Secretariat.” …  

28 May 2008 | News story

Pangani river system : state of the basin report - 2007, Tanzania

Tanzania: Working towards better ecosystems in Pangani river basin

A new project in Tanzania's Pangani river basin aims to improve water flows for the benefit of all its users. …  

20 Mar 2008 | News story

Master plan for southern Africa’s “lifeline” revealed

A management plan for the world’s largest inland delta was launched on World Wetlands Day. …  

05 Feb 2008 | News story

State of the world 2008: water in a sustainable economy

Choices about the way water is used must be made, argues IUCN in the latest volume of the book, State of the World …  

05 Feb 2008 | News story

Sorting out the catch

Applying an Ecosystem Approach to Wetlands Management in Viet Nam

 Hanoi, Vietnam 9 January  2008T- The Government of Viet Nam is making efforts to apply the Ecosystem Approach to wetlands and protected area management with technical and field support from IUCN. The Ecosystem Approach is the primary framework for action for natural resrouces management under the Convention on Biological Diversity.  

09 Jan 2008 | News story

Waterfall in Paksong district, Lao

International organizations launch initiatives for sustainable water use in Asia Pacific

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have launched concrete initiatives to achieve more sustainable management of precious water resources in the Asia Pacific region. …  

05 Dec 2007 | News story

Zambezi field trip

Victoria Falls Integrated water supply - Managing water supply for domestic use and the environment

VICTORIA FALLS – There is an urgent need to start effectively and efficiently managing our water resources. This message and demonstration of an ongoing effort in Southern Africa to manage and conserve this precious resource was conveyed to communicators and policy makers attending the Zambezi Stakeholders Forum in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe from November 27th-29th. …  

30 Nov 2007 | News story

Bridging science, policy and the implementation of environmental flows

The IUCN Water Programme ran a key session on environmental flows at the CAIWA (International Conference on Adaptive and Integrated Water Management) in Basel on Thursday 15 November. The session addressed the issues of bridging science and policy, and how to move towards implementation of environmental flows. …  

19 Nov 2007 | News story

Woman at water pump, Tanzania

Global Water Initiative created in response to world water crisis

A new partnership has been launched to address the declining state of the world’s fresh water supply and the lack of access to clean water services by the world’s poorest people. …  

24 Oct 2007 | 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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