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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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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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News on Sendai post 1: Water and wetlands management central to reducing risk

Environmental degradation in coastal, river basin and mountain areas increases the risk of disaster. Wetlands International will be represented at the Third UN World Conference on […]

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Indonesia and Netherlands launch large coastal safety initiative in Java

Jakarta – The Indonesian and Dutch government today launch a comprehensive five-year multi million public-private partnership initiative for enhancing coastal safety at the North Coast […]

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Animation: restoring eroded coast Java by Building with Nature

Northern Java’s coasts suffer from severe erosion. In one decade, some coastal areas have retreated by three kilometres. Developmnet of coastal infrastructure and aquaculture went […]

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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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PEDRR policy brief for post-2015 Hyogo Framework

The growing evidence and endorsement of ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction should likewise be reflected in HFA-2. Environment should be regarded as a cross-cutting issue and […]

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Recommendations for the post 2015 Hyogo Framework for Action (HFAII)

Calling for increased attention to the need for integrated water and wetland management to reduce disaster risk. The Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA): Building Resilient […]

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Mangroves counter impacts of global warming

Coastal belts of mangroves contribute to security by reducing the impacts of severe storms and cyclones, provide food and building materials, and are essential habitats […]