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Integrated delta management

Deltas are complex environments, consisting of a patchwork of different ecosystem types and land uses. Stakeholder perspectives and interests are equally diverse. We help integrated knowledge about ecosystem values and local risks and solutions into planning processes and investment decisions.

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Coastal resilience

Hard structures like dams, sea walls, and canals have boosted coastal development, but also resulted in the loss of valuable coastal wetlands and their services. Using the Building with Nature approach, we aim to catalyse a fundamental shift in coastal and delta planning.

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Aquaculture, fisheries and coastal agriculture

Wetlands serve the needs of many different stakeholder groups. They provide vital services to production systems, including flood and drought regulation, water quality enhancement and storm protection. And they deliver valuable products such as fisheries and timber.

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Coastal wetland conservation

Considering that 23% of the world’s population and 60% of all megacities are located in lowland areas within 100 kilometres of the sea, coastal and delta wetlands are under increasing pressure. To prevent further decline we work with communities, government agencies and the private sector to monitor threats and develop practical on-the-ground conservation solutions.

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Dutch expert team helps Philippines with coastal protection plan

Dutch experts will help the Philippines with the development of a sustainable coastal protection strategy to reduce flood risks for the cities of Tacloban and adjacent […]

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Recommendations to the zero-draft of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction

Wetlands International welcomes the co-chairs’ zero draft, dated 20 October. As an organisation with experience in wetland conservation, restoration and sustainable use for the benefit […]

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We want to upscale our impact to build community resilience!

At today’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, Wetlands International celebrates its five-year collaboration with Netherlands Red Cross, Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre, Cordaid, and […]

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Dutch government to Partners for Resilience: ‘We want to continue’

“We want to continue with you, we want to learn from you, we can also help you.” That was the message to the Partners for […]

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Can wetlands save Saint-Louis from drowning?

The Senegal River is the second largest river in West Africa and forms the natural border between Senegal and Mauritania for much of its course […]