Channel gradient: Calculation process using GIS

Technical note on river restoration This technical note on river restoration adresses the calculation of river channel gradients using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The channel […]


What is river restoration?

Technical note on river restoration This technical note explores the concept of river restoration, addressing it as a process to re-establish or recover a natural […]


How can a river be hydrologically restored?

Technical note on river restoration This technical note on river restoration discusses how hydrological restoration should be incorporated in river restoration, and which are the […]


Act now on wetlands for Agenda 2030

All major global policy agreements conclude: wetlands are vital ecosystems in the landscape and are indispensable to achieve a sustainable and secure world. This policy […]


World Water Day interview with Wetlands International CEO Jane Madgwick


Message from our CEO on World Wetlands Day 2016

The precipitous loss of wetlands and freshwater biodiversity over the last decades has been widely reported – and alongside this, many organisations, including Wetlands International, […]


Rivers and lakes

Wetlands in upland and mountainous areas have an important role in regulating river flows and enhancing the quantity and quality of water downstream. They face an array of threats, including the rapid melting of glaciers due to climate change, overgrazing of livestock, water diversions for agriculture and hydropower, and increased pollution.


Wetlands are an indispensable link in the Sustainable Development Goals

On Friday 25 September the UN member states formally adopted the new development goals, which will set the world’s development agenda for the next 15 […]


Governments urged to reverse worldwide wetland loss

Wetlands International advocates a focus on a key role for wetlands in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and for strengthening resolutions on peatlands and on […]



Understanding the economic and social value of ecosystem services in a river system can help prioritise river restoration projects. Currently, public administrations rarely consider river […]