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Reflections from World Water Week 2021: Wetlands as key to building resilience faster

In recent months the world has seen catastrophic flooding in western Europe and China, extreme heatwaves in North America, and wildfires in Russia, Greece, Turkey […]

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Opinion: The genie will escape from the bottle if we don’t change our approach to nature

As a response to the latest IPCC report, the directors of IUCN NL, Tropenbos International, Wetlands International, Both ENDS and the Institute for Environmental Security wrote […]

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Climate change adaptation and waterbirds: a more integrated approach is needed

Lake Abijatta, Ethiopia, one of the Critical Sites where the Climate Resilient Flyway Project is working. It has been slowly drying out and losing its importance for waterbirds because of unsustainable water extraction in its catchment.   Migratory […]

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Ziway-Shalla Basin in Balance

Ziway Shalla is a closed water basin, located in the Rift Valley of Ethiopia, the country’s most important wetland area. It secures the livelihoods of […]

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Can language determine how we value water?

This year’s World Water Day focuses on the value of water. But while scientific journals, policy frameworks and philosophical debates have explored and assessed the […]

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Which factors drive the evolution of mangrove coastlines?

To answer this question, a team of researchers conducted field experiments to gain understanding of the dynamics of mangrove systems. Their research took place in […]

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Wetland ecosystems – the primary sites for Building with Nature

Wetlands form natural buffers against impacts of sea level rise, floods and storms, and they are vital for water and food security and local livelihoods. […]

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Ocean Forum empowers Demak community groups for coastal restoration

The 10 community groups, which have supported Building with Nature measures in Demak district in Java to restore the eroding coastline, are now organized in […]

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Impact of COVID-19 to the Coastal Communities of Demak

The Impact of COVID19 on poor and vulnerable people is severe. Also in Demak, Northern Java, where the Building with Nature Indonesia project works with […]