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Nancy Rono, Farmer, works on her farm. Bomet County, Mara River Upper Catchment, Kenya © Jonathan Caramanus / Green Renaissance / WWF-UK

Can YOU whistle a symphony?






Companies’ resources, interest, engagement and action are in high demand. With so many environmental and social causes out there they have to compete for budget, engagement and related action. At WWF, we champion lots of environmental and social causes, and support our corporate partners to do the same, but naturally, we all have our favourites. […]

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Livestock on the banks of Lake Kenyatta, Lamu, Kenya © John Bett / WWF-Kenya

Efforts to halt the demise of Lake Kenyatta






Lake Kenyatta is one of the largest freshwater bodies in Lamu County, on the north Kenyan coast. It supplies water to an estimated 60,000 people as well as being a critical water source for wildlife and livestock. But the lake is under threat, and those threats are growing. When visiting Lake Kenyatta you can’t miss […]

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Nancy Rono, a participant in the HSBC Water Programme in the Mara river basin World Water Day

Exciting news for protecting freshwater over the next three years






This year marks the final stage of the five-year partnership between HSBC, WaterAid, Earthwatch and WWF. What’s true in nature is sometimes true here at WWF though, in that endings can herald new beginnings. We’re incredibly excited to announce for World Water Day 2017 a three year extension of the HSBC Water Programme. Projects begun […]

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WWF's water stewardship steps

Water: A Risky Business






Every year, the World Economic Forum publishes its Global Risks Report ahead of its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. For the third year running, the water crisis was in the top three global risks in terms of impact. The report noted that the interconnected nature of the water crisis and environmental risks highlights the need […]

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An aerial view of the Pantanal Donana

Why worry about wetlands?






Today is World Wetlands Day, commemorating the signing of the Ramsar Convention for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands in 1971. More importantly, it’s a day to celebrate the amazing diversity and value of wetlands around the globe. As the name suggests, wetlands are water-rich areas that are flooded either permanently or seasonally. The […]

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African elephant © Richard Barrett / WWF-UK forests

A plan for water in Kwale: vital for forests, wildlife and people






Water is a major issue for everyone in Kenya. The country is classified as ‘chronically water scarce’ and demands for water largely exceeds the available supply. Many of our key industries, such as agriculture, tourism and energy production, are highly dependent on rainfall and water availability. At the same time, rapidly increasing urban populations and […]

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Lessons, challenges and opportunities highlighted at global water stewardship forum






The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) held their first global forum in Edinburgh on 1 and 2 November. It was a fascinating couple of days highlighting the progress that has been made on water stewardship over the last ten years and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. What was clear is that the AWS […]

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Brazil

Water shortages in the Pantanal’s headwaters: unthinkable?






It seems absurd that a region abundant in fresh water, located in the fertile headwaters of Brazil’s Pantanal, would face water supply problems, but this has become the sad reality for Tangará da Serra municipality. In Tangará’s Triângulo District, for at least three months, hundreds of families have been without water. Water pumps have stopped […]

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