Water

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Water” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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Plastic has become an essential part of life nearly everywhere in the world. Its durability, malleability, light weight and low production cost makes...
The global production of plastic is currently estimated to be around 300 million tons per year, while plastic pollution in the marine environment alone is estimated to be around 9.5 million tons,...
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Fresh water is a valuable resource that we should take care of, especially now, as it becomes more and more scarce. For you to learn more about the current state of the water resources, their use and...
Analysis of the diversity, distribution, and status of odonates in Europe
The global diversity of odonates is estimated to about 7000 species, of which a total of 143 species of dragonflies and damselflies live in the freshwater ecosystems (e.g. lakes, ponds, rivers) of...
Freshwater habitat encounters alarming acidification and phosphorus pollution
Research has shown that habitat quality of different species in different ecosystems has deteriorated rapidly during the last century. Such habitat degradation has contributed to the extinction of...
60 year-old Sau Dung is a fisherman who lives by the Hau River, a distributary of the Mekong in Viet Nam’s Hau Giang Province. His family relies on...
Sau is one of about 18 million people living in the Mekong Delta who are affected by drastic changes in the river due to climate change, development activities and, most notably, hydropower...
Declining freshwater quality Photo: Rassim Khelifa A recent paper published in Current Biology by Mekonnen and Hoekstra (2018) shows that freshwater ecosystems...
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On 1 February 2018, the Bangladesh National Committee of IUCN Members organized a symposium in Dhaka, Bangladesh to celebrate World Wetlands Day 2018...
In line with this year’s World Wetlands Day theme – “Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future”, the Dhaka event discussed the state of wetlands in Dhaka City and its future direction.   Anisul...
For the seventh year in a row, the WEF Global Risk Report placed Water Crises in its Top 5 Global Risks. Such repeated warnings have led business and...
In 2017, eight out of the ten natural disasters that caused the most deaths involved floods or landslides. Infrastructure losses from floods quickly accumulate into the billions. Moody’s estimated...
The Global Water Programme works with partners in several different thematic areas.
GWI West Africa improved global food security by enabling farmers to better access, manage and use water resources for sustainable agricultural production.  The project focused on agricultural...
IUCN Water worked with the Global Water Initiative (GWI) to address the declining state of the world’s fresh water supply and the lack of access to clean water for the poor. Together with Action...

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