Lakes and rivers

Better hydro on the cards after World Congress

Posted on 15 May 2017     Itezhi-tezhi Dam. Kafue National Park boundary, Zambia. © WWF / Sarah BLACK After a jam-packed three days, the 2017 World Hydropower Congress concluded with a series of firm commitments from a broad range of organisations and institutions to pursue better hydro. Held in Africa for the first time, the continent’s hydropower potential was a ...

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World Congress set to shape the future of hydropower

Posted on 09 May 2017     The Amaila Falls Hydropower Project © WWF Guianas Hydropower has been the source of fierce debates and disagreements for decades. Conflicts will intensify as countries fail to reconcile the need to provide adequate electricity provision with the imperative to reduce carbon emissions and to conserve critical river ecosystems and healthy rivers – unless ...

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Champions of Clean Water

Posted on 02 May 2017     WWF partners with World Rowing to help ensure Clean Water for people and nature © FISA / Igor Meijer When the starting light turns green for the first time in Belgrade, on May 5th, it will signal the beginning of not only another eagerly anticipated World Rowing season but also the 7th year ...

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Context is key to meaningful corporate water targets

Posted on 12 April 2017     Cover of paper on Context-Based Water Targets © CDP, CEO Water Mandate, TNC, WRI and WWF With floods and droughts making headlines across the world and water risks rising rapidly up the global business agenda, more and more companies are setting water targets to help mitigate their risk and secure clean water supplies. ...

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WWF and AWS join forces to strengthen water stewardship

Posted on 22 March 2017     AWS and WWF are partnering to strengthen water stewardship for benefit of people and nature © Alliance for Water Stewardship In a significant boost to global efforts to promote water stewardship, two of the leading organisations in the field, WWF and the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), have signed an agreement to collaborate ...

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Determining the future of water in South Africa

Posted on 22 March 2017     Scenarios for the future of water in South Africa © WWF-SA / BCG With South Africa still recovering from the effects of last year’s devastating drought as well as recent floods, concerns are growing about how the country will cope in the future as climate change is only going to make the situation ...

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Rio Carnival pays tribute to Brazil’s rivers

Posted on 22 March 2017     The winning parade at the Rio Carnival in 2017 © Andre Luis Moreira / Shutterstock The Rio de Janeiro carnival is famous for its frantic samba rhythms, its array of colours and flamboyant costumes, and the grandeur of the parades that take place in the Marquês de Sapucaí, known as the ‘Sambadrome’. However, this ...

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Algeria launches bold strategy to conserve its wetlands

Posted on 17 March 2017     Cover of Algeria’s first national strategy to conserve wetlands © Government of Algeria In a major boost for Algeria’s vulnerable wetlands, the government has adopted a new national strategy to conserve them for the long-term benefit of people and nature. Officially launched in February, the 15-year National Strategy for Ecosystem Management of Wetlands marks ...

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