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Dutch wetlands inspire Indonesian coastal managers

Indonesia plans to restore the eroding areas of its coastline in Java and Bali with nature based approaches inspired on Dutch methods. Also other vulnerable coasts in Indonesia will be looked at. The Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), environmental organisation Wetlands International and research institute Deltares last week Friday formally agreed to collaborate in the effort to tackle the erosion problems of Indonesian coasts.

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Filtros Verdes para agua limpia, saneamiento ambiental y permacultura familiar

Como parte del programa de la Alianza por la Resiliencia en Guatemala, entregamos a comunidades con escasez de fuentes de agua, 15 sistemas de tratamiento de aguas grises domiciliarias, denominados Filtro de Raíces y Tierra o Filtros Verdes. Estos 15 filtros reutilizan y optimizan unos 90,000 litros de agua mensuales en beneficio de las familias y la comunidad, a través de un sistema que incluye la plantación de especies herbáceas nativas con raíces filtradoras. No sólo devuelven la calidad del agua, si no también lo optimizan para la producción de alimentos de las familias mediante huertos familiares y permacultura en condiciones áridas, y contribuyen con el saneamiento ambiental.

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River Talk Series: with Matthew Reddy, International RiverFoundation

Jane Madgwick sits down with Matthew Reddy, CEO of the International RiverFoundation to discuss the process and prestige of the 1st European Riverprize and the prospects for regional awards in the global south. This is one of the seven River Talk videos recorded at the European River Restoration Conference. For more information visit http://www.restorerivers.eu/, http://www.riverfoundation.org.au/ or www.wetlands.org.

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River Talk Series: with Alastair Driver, National Conservation Manager of the UK Environment Agency

Jane Madgwick sits down with Alastair Driver, National Conservation Manager of the UK Environment Agency to discuss the impact in London and the UK after the River Thames won the Internatioanl RiverPrize. Alastair highlights some of the current projects of the Environment Agency and what the future needs are. This is one of the seven River Talk videos recorded at the European River Restoration Conference in Vienna in September 2013. For more information visit http://www.restorerivers.eu/, http://www.riverfoundation.org.au/, http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/ or www.wetlands.org.

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River Talk video: Author and Journalist Fred Pearce

CEO Jane Madgwick sits down with acclaimed journalist Fred Pearce to discuss his impressions of the European River Restoration Conference, the potential for rivers to lead the way in the current century of ecological restoration and the need to engage society. This is one of the seven River Talk videos filmed at the European River Restoration Conference.

 

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River Talk video: European Commissioner for the Environment Janez Potočnik

CEO Jane Madgwick sits down with Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment to discuss the EU's commitment to rivers, how river restoration can help meet the goal of good ecological status of Europe's rivers and the 1st European Riverprize. 

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Why West Africa's Manatee deserves top CMS and CITES protection

The African Manatee is a member of the Trichechidae; a sirenian, mermaid-like sea cow that can grow up to 3 meters and weigh 500 kilograms. Wetlands International is calling for tougher protection measures to ensure the survival of this endangered species.

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Sustainable Coastal Zone Management in Sierra Leone

This video presents the work of Wetlands International Africa in the Sustainable Coastal Zone Management in Sierra Leone, where together with the government and communities is focused on the Establishment of Marine Protected Area in the Yawri Bay and developed sustainable, alternative livelihood options to reduce over-fishing.

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Jaltantra - Floodplains for livelihoods and biodiversity in North Bihar

This video tells the story how biodiversity, livelihoods and wetland management are interlinked in the North Bihar, India. Endikements, roads and other development do not take water management into account and damage this fragile balance. Wetlands International and Cordaid call for integrated management of water, wetlands to sustain and restore the ecological balance, benefitting people's livelihoods and protect them from floods.

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Communities in the face of Climate Change in Guinea Bissau

This video tells the story of how mangrove dependent communities in Guinea Bissau are affected by climate change and how Wetlands International Africa's work helps them to adapt to these changes.

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