International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
IUCN's Water Programme contributes towards the conservation of water biodiversity by promoting, influencing and catalysing sustainable uses and equitable sharing of resources, as well as protecting ecosystems.
• Builds River Dialogue and Governance (BRIDGE). Through BRIDGE, IUCN aims to build water governance capacities through learning, demonstration, leadership, and consensus-building, in particular in transboundary river basins. The BRIDGE Project is financed by the Water Diplomacy Programme of the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC). It is implemented in 9 transboundary river basins
• Protecting water resources through better management. Through WANI (Water and Nature Initiative), IUCN works with governments and local communities to use and manage water resources more sustainably. It aims to help reduce poverty and protect the environment by helping people to manage river flows and improving access to all communities. WANI is implemented in 12 river basins.
• Expanding the recognition and adoption of Environmental flows in river basin management. Through its eFlowNet, IUCN works to make the eFlow concept accessible to water managers, policy makers, NGOs, governmental and international agencies and the wider public. The Network aims to facilitate communication, build capacity and education so as to expand the recognition and adoption of eFlows globally.