“While rainforests are the lungs of the earth, wetlands are its kidneys,” some say. That is totally right! Next to that, wetlands are key for the livelihoods of millions of people. These are just two reasons for the need to sustain and to restore wetlands. Unfortunately, many policies and practices are undermining wetlands. At Wetlands International I am working with others to encourage policy makers to implement good policies and practices, both at the local level as well as at the national and international level.