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Leaving No One Behind: Wetlands Action for People and Nature

With droughts and flooding becoming more severe and frequent in parts of Africa because of climate change, the need for social inclusion in water resources […]

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Wetlands and nature take centre stage at Glasgow climate talks

Growing realisation that without enabling nature to recover, including wetlands, there is no 1.5C future COP26 was very much the Nature COP   With nature and water firmly in the COP26 agenda, nature’s […]

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Breaking down the barriers for accelerating action across sectors on Nature-based solutions

Ecosystems are our first natural line of defence against floods, storm surges, soil erosion, droughts and other hazards. Nature-based Solutions are ways to actively protect, […]

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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 […]