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World Water Day interview with Wetlands International CEO Jane Madgwick

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Natural Infrastructure for Business Training Course

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development, together with UNEP, and in collaboration with Wetlands International, Arcadis and Shell, has developed a 1-day Training Course on […]

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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, […]

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We are an independent, not-for-profit organization with 10 members from 6 European countries. We work to raise awareness about wetland ecosystems and to advocate the […]

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Natural infrastructure solutions

Floodplains are nature’s flood storage areas, evolving to make space when a river is periodically in a flood state. Society has evolved alongside floodplains using their fertile soils and flat land. As a result, vast stretches of floodplains are heavily modified and have lost their natural functions.

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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.

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Water Stores from Mountains to Sea

Wetlands such as rivers, streams, swamps, lakes, and estuaries play a critical role in supplying and regulating the quantity and quality of water. Water risks to society, including scarcity, droughts and floods, are increasing around the world. Conserving and restoring wetlands is a cost-effective investment strategy to increase water security.

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Dutch government to Partners for Resilience: ‘We want to continue’

“We want to continue with you, we want to learn from you, we can also help you.” That was the message to the Partners for […]

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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 […]

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Dutch winner of Proud of my Purok competition announced!

The Hague – The Energy Cooperative Anneville from Ulvenhout (the Netherlands) won 10.000 EUR to make their neighbourhood school more sustainable by installing solar panels […]