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Risky business: Integrated solutions for expanding coastal cities

Hasty, business-as-usual solutions to managing disaster risks in expanding coastal cities can undermine sustainable development and actually put people, urban infrastructure and valuable land at greater risk. Integrated Risk […]

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Adaptation Futures 2016

Wetlands International will be participating in the biennial conference of the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation – Adaptation Futures. […]

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“No Sustainable Development Goals unless action is taken to reduce the deficit in natural infrastructure”

New York – At the High-level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) NGO Wetlands International states that better management and restoration of […]

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Act now on wetlands for Agenda 2030 – Infographic

In 2015, world leaders committed to achieving the 17 goals of the United National 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs). […]

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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 […]

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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.