Water

Engaging business to secure international public goods
All over the world, businesses make use of natural capital. Companies therefore benefit from healthy ecosystems. But how can nature conservation...
Businesses rely on natural resources for their production processes and depend on healthy ecosystems to remove waste, and maintain soil, water and air quality. At the same time, businesses can have...
The 2017 Annual Meeting
"Responsive and Responsible Leadership" is the overall theme of this year's World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, taking place from 17-...
Here is an overview of this year's World Economic Forum (WEF), along with some of the highlights. Prior to the start of the Annual Meeting WEF released its Global Risk...
Barrage de Bagré au Burkina Faso
The 78th ordinary session of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers, held in Monrovia, Liberia, on 1 and 2 June 2017, adopted the Directive on the...
The adoption of the directive by ECOWAS is an important step for the construction of better dams. States will have to transpose it into their legislation, in principle within three years. This...
Negocier accords justes autour grands barrages
GWI West Africa has released a new animation explaining how agreements between government and affected communities can be put in place to ensure...
Dam building has caused controversy when local communities, whose lives have been uprooted to make way for the dam, have not received the livelihood opportunities, compensation and/or services...
BRIDGE - Building River Dialogue and Governance
The BRIDGE (Building River Dialogue and Governance) Project aims to build water governance capacities through learning, demonstration, leadership, and consensus-building, in particular in...
Group photo during the launch of TROSA in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Over the last decade, IUCN has been working with governments, civil societies and academics in Asia on trans-boundary hydro-diplomacy through its...
On 19 June 2017, Oxfam in Bangladesh launched a five-year project to promote improved policies and practices that protect the rights of communities along the trans-boundary Brahmaputra-Meghna river...
Speech by Mohammed Shafiul Alam Chowdhury, Chief Conservator of Forests, Bangladesh Forest Department
A well-managed ecosystem provides an important foundation for many aspects of tourism. Tourism revenue, in turn, can contribute to the maintenance,...
On 21 May, Mangroves for the Future (MFF) and IUCN Bangladesh organised a thematic consultation at the Six Seasons Hotel in Dhaka to celebrate IDB 2017. The aim of the event was to highlight the...
Mekong wetland in Lao PDR
From June 19 to 21, IUCN staff, partners, and local officials from the Xe Champhone and Beung Kiat Ngong Ramsar sites in Lao PDR gathered in...
Designated Ramsar sites of international importance in 2010, the Xe Champhone and Beung Kiat Ngong wetlands contain key habitats such as river channels, peatlands, freshwater marshes, and seasonally...
Logos of IUCN, Mangroves for the Future, the US State Department, Stimson, and the United States
The Stimson Center, on behalf of the U.S. State Department and in collaboration with IUCN and the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Programme, is co-chairing the U.S.-ASEAN Conference on Marine...
Participants are discussing at the workshop
On January 23-24, 2017 in Mawlamyine, the second at state/region consultation workshop on developing a management plan for the wise use of the Gulf...
The meeting was organized by the project consortium of HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation (HELVETAS), IUCN, Network Activities Group (NAG), and IUCN member Biodiversity and Nature Conservation...
Logos of IUCN, Mangroves for the Future, the US State Department, Stimson, and the United States
The Stimson Center, on behalf of the U.S. State Department and in collaboration with IUCN and the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) Programme, is co-...
The two-day conference will take place in Bangkok, Thailand on 14-15 September 2017. The conference aims to bring together 40-50 marine experts from think tanks, academia, the private sector,...
Los ecosistemas prestan importantes servicios a la humanidad, como la regulación del clima y el agua. Tanto la Evaluación de los Ecosistemas del Milenio como la Plataforma Intergubernamental sobre...

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