Millions of waterbirds depend on a chain of healthy wetlands for their migration routes every year. We promote the conservation and sustainable management of wetlands throughout the length of their flyways. 

Healthy wetlands can help to reduce disaster risk and to adapt to impacts of climate change. We aim for the integration of natural ecosystem based solutions in policies and programming for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaption.

Wetlands such as rivers, streams, swamps, lakes, and estuaries play a critical role in supplying and regulating water quantity and quality. Conserving and restoring this natural water infrastructure is a cost-effective investment strategy to increase water security for vulnerable cities and rural communities.



A green (low carbon, energy efficient and socially inclusive) economy has been increasingly seen as a potential panacea for the current environmental, social and economic crisis facing the global community. Our goal is to promote economic development that is harmonious with conservation and sustainable use of wetlands.

Peatlands globally store at least 550 Gigatonnes of carbon and are home to many threatened species. We are dedicated to saving the world’s peatlands. 



PRESS RELEASE: Indonesia and Netherlands launch large coastal safety initiative in Java

3 March, Jakarta - The Indonesian and Dutch government today launch a comprehensive five-year multi million public-private partnership initiative for ...

NEWS: APP struggles to meet commitment on peat-friendly pulpwood

Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), the biggest pulp and paper company in Indonesia, celebrates its 2-year anniversary of its Forest Conservation Plan&nbs...

NEWS: WASH IT! alliance: one of 25 strategic partners of Dutch Ministry Foreign Affairs

The Hague, 4 February 2015 – The WASH IT! alliance was delighted to learn that it was selected as one of 25 strategic partners of the Ministry o...


Clearing the Air: Palm Oil, Peat Destruction, and Air Pollution

Landscape fires in Southeast Asia take a heavy toll on human health and the economy. Increasing demand for deforestation-free palm oil can help reduce... Read more

Animation: Reducing floods and land slides in the Philippines

The Red Cross, CARE Netherlands and Wetlands International have joined forces to work on disaster prevention and preparedness in the Agusan Delta in t... Read more

For more publications go to Watch and Read.


“Building with Nature Indonesia - Securing eroding Delta Coastlines (Demak-Indonesia)

The initiative "Building with Nature Indonesia" aims to build stable coastlines with reduced erosion risk through a unique integration of ma... Read more

For more of actions go to Our Cases.




Water-related hazards account for 90% of all hazards, and their frequency and intensity is rising. We keep you posted daily from Sendai on solutions to integrate water and wetland management and restoration in efforts for sustainable risk management. 

Watch and read Sendai and ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction 






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