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Investment in natural capital for risk reduction – an opportunity not a cost

At the session on ‘Economic aspects of Disaster Risk Reduction’ at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai on 16 March, the […]

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Recipe for Resilience – Ecosystem and climate Smart Disaster Risk Reduction

What are some of the “ingredients” that would make a “recipe for resilience”?  Wetlands International and its programme partners in the coalition Partners for Resilience […]

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Sustaining Mali’s Inner Niger Delta

The Inner Niger Delta in central Mali is a giant green oasis on the edge of the Sahara desert. It is one of the country’s […]

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Living with floods in the Mahanadi Delta, India

In October 2013, one of the fiercest cyclones to hit the Bay of Bengal for many years made landfall on the low-lying delta coast of […]

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Linking upstream and downstream communities in Kenya

As demand for water grows in river basins, downstream users often suffer. This is especially true when those users depend on rivers and natural wetlands, […]

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10 tips to become ecosystem smart in Disaster Risk Reduction interventions

10 tips developed by Wetlands International for policy makers and practitioners to better integrate the management of ecosystems and natural resources in their Disaster Risk Reduction […]

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Silted up swamps in the Philippines

Deforestation on the uplands of Philippine islands has been causing soil loss, landslides and flooding downstream for decades. On Mindanao, the country’s second largest island, […]

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Perspectives from the field: Ecosystem-based approaches to disaster risk reduction

Starting this week at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, the international community is expected to approve the next ten year plan to strengthen […]

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Why do we care about wetlands?

Throughout history wetlands have been integral to human survival and development. How? Simple: Wetlands are life – food, water, fibre. We depend on them – people, […]

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Going organic for the climate

Also in the world of climate change, organic is the way to go. I am not writing about organic food here, despite my personal interest […]