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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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Focus on better water management and ecosystem restoration urgent at UN summit on Disasters

Sendai, Japan – Tackling disasters such as floods and droughts should focus much more on the sustainable use and restoration of ecosystems such as wetlands, states […]

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Focus op beter waterbeheer en ecosysteemherstel op VN top Rampenbestrijding hard nodig

Sendai, Japan – De aanpak van rampen zoals overstromingen en droogtes moet zich veel meer richten op het duurzamer gebruik en herstel van ecosystemen zoals wetlands. […]

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From WCDRR Sendai: Eco-DRR Report – Friday 13 March

Today: Negotiations for post-2015 framework for Disaster Risk Reduction started (PREPCOMIII); Wetlands International calls for Focus on better water management and ecosystem restoration urgent at UN […]

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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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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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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 […]