Water

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A construction site of Xayaburi dam in Lao PDR
Hosted by the Stimson Center, IUCN, and the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam.   
TIME AND LOCATION Ho Chi Minh City: 18:00 - 21:00 November 29th, 2017 at Én Tea House & Restaurant -Robot Tower, 308-308C Điện Biên Phủ, Ward 4, District 3.     Link to...
Illegal water collection, West Tanzania
Until very recently, the Katuma river in Tanzania was on the verge of drying-up. The main reasons for the reduced river flow were illegal...
The Katuma catchment consists of the Mpanda, Msanginya and Katuma rivers and feeds into the Lake Rukwa Basin in southwestern Tanzania. The catchment is not only important for the basin and downstream...
Directora de ORMACC en entrevista durante el Foro del Agua
Through the Regional Water Forum, an urgent call was made to position, protect and comprehensively manage water resources as fundamental engine for...
Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 3 November 2017. The Regional Water Forum was held to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and commitments assumed by the Central American...
A group of community members sit on the floor around a large piece of paper with blue Khmer text
Located on the coast of southwestern Cambodia, the Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary harbours one of the largest undisturbed mangrove forests in...
Aside from the beauty and biodiversity in Peam Krasop, the mangroves support the needs and livelihoods of almost 10,000 people who live in the area. In Old Peam Krasop village people are highly...
Plastic bucket on beach
Brussels, 8 November 2017 (IUCN) - A new IUCN Europe report shows that a number of policy initiatives are already in place to protect our oceans from...
By 2050, an estimated 99% of sea birds will have ingested plastic. Plastic does not biodegrade once in the ocean but instead breaks down into microplastics that are now found in most marine waters...
Rio Doce Panel
IUCN is leading a new Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel that will provide advice on the environmental and social restoration...
In November 2015, the failure of the Fundão tailings dam at the Samarco mine in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil, resulted in severe environmental, economic and social damage, as well as 19 deaths....
Bala Ibrahim Girku
CEESP News - by Bala Ibrahim Girku (1), Abdullahi Hassan (2), Golo Mustapha Yakubu (3), and Kaltho Kharbal James (4) This article assesses...
Erosion Trend Assessment Riverbank failure has been a major problem in Saye watershed for the past 8years. The slope instability problem started since 2008 and had been gaining ground and...
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Effective country-driven climate change adaptation reflects the importance of water management in reducing vulnerability and building climate...
A COP23 event on November 9 will focus on the challenge of identifying scalable natural solutions to adapt to climate change, and how to raise the necessary financial and technical capital for...
two actors - one in a dolphin costume, and one in a fishing boat set piece -- act out a play
IUCN’s BRIDGE programme and the Oxfam Inclusion Project, in collaboration with the Lao Women’s Union, facilitated a regional forum on gender equity...
The forum began with a high level panel, facilitated by Australian Ambassador to Lao PDR Mr John Williams, which discussed opportunities to promote women’s leadership in national and transboundary...
    Project title: Ha Long - Cat Ba Alliance Location: Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Archipelago Duration: 2014 – 2017 Project background: Designated as a United Nations...
Cooperative governance of the Ganges Brahmaputra Meghna Basins (GBM) region was strengthened through the recent launch of a Civil Society...
The development of the CSO vision represents a milestone for transboundary water governance in the region as it was the first time that CSOs joined forces and took the lead in developing a common...
School children involved in the restoration of Massallawa tank catchment area
Project title: Ecological restoration of Kapiriggama cascade system of tanks in Rambewa Divisional Secretariat in Anuradhapura Location: Kapiriggama, Anuradhapura, North Western Province of...

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