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New project: climate-adaptive design for Semarang: Water(shed) as leverage

We are the ecological lead in group selected to develop resilience plans for Semarang, Indonesia. The proposal, called Water(shed) as leverage, was selected by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) for its Water as leverage challenge.

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How can the Building with Nature approach contribute to coastal and flood safety projects?

What happens when thirty coastal engineers and coastal researchers in Indonesia are challenged with complementing or even replacing the conventional means of coastal protection by Building with Nature solutions?

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The world’s wetlands treasures deserve long-term commitment. We operate two programmes on ten-year plans: Corredor Azul in South America, and Mangrove Capital Africa. Learn more […]

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Water we doing about water?

Did you know that the answer can be found in nature? Nature-based solutions such as restoring mangrove buffers in degraded coastal areas or preserving peatlands […]

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Work under Partners for Resilience in Odisha selected as one among the best practices in Asia

Under the programme, Partners for Resilience (PfR) led by Wetlands International South Asia, a case study on sustainable community-based disaster risk management - Responding to emergencies, A PfR perspective - was selected as one among the best practices in Asia by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC). This case was submitted under the programme Institutionalizing Sustainable Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM).

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First national workshop held in Indonesia to address land subsidence problems

On 27–28 March a national seminar was held in Jakarta on the urgent issue of land subsidence in coastal lowlands which is increasingly affecting coastal […]

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Enhancing action on wetlands as a key strategy to reach Paris Agreement objectives

Addressing freshwater ambitions explicitly through Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) provides a key entry-point for countries to emphasise the importance of freshwater strategies for adapting to […]

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Building with Nature – the answer to water related challenges is in nature

March 22nd is World Water Day. This year’s theme is ‘The answer is in nature’. Over the last decade The Netherlands has gained a lot […]

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Position paper ‘Building with Nature – exploring Nature Based Solutions for water challenges’

March 22nd is World Water Day. In 2018 the theme is ‘The answer is in nature’. Over the last decade The Netherlands has gained a […]