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Increasing the impact of Wetland Solutions

Rotterdam, the Netherlands – To commemorate 60 years of Wetlands International and its predecessors on Monday 22 September Wetlands International co-hosted a global stakeholder forum […]

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Workshop: ‘Landscape level planning for community resilience’

While water related hazards such as floods and droughts are on the increase, the degradation of wetlands and other ecosystems erodes nature’s ability to regulate […]

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Launch new book “Downstream Voices” by internationally renowned author Fred Pearce

In the new book “Downstream Voices” commissioned  by Wetlands International, Fred Pearce takes you along his journey to three large river basins in India, Mali […]

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Recommendations pre-zero-draft post-2015 framework on DRR

A set of recommendations for inclusion in the post-2015 Framework for disaster reduction (HFAII), summarised in this briefing, to ensure that the role of ecosystems, and […]

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Former President Bill Clinton visits Aceh, Indonesia to view tsunami recovery

Ten years after the major tsunami hit Aceh, Indonesia in 2004, President Clinton visited the village of Layeun to find out what more can be […]

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Building with Nature Indonesia; Securing eroding delta coastlines

Indonesian coasts suffer from erosion, caused by sea level rise, mangrove conversion for aquaculture and groundwater extraction. In some places kilometres of land are lost […]

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Where was the role of the environment at the Regional Platform for DRR in the Americas?

The Panamanian delegation and Wetlands International call for ecosystem conservation in Disaster Risk Reduction. The Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the Americas […]

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Focus on wetlands at the Regional Platform for Disaster Risk of the Americas

Wetlands should be better managed and restored for their ability to reduce disaster risk, says Wetlands International. To stimulate this, the post-2015 framework for Disaster […]

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Mangroves for coastal defence

Can mangroves reduce waves and storm surges? How will they influence the forces of a tsunami? Do they actually contribute to stabilizing coasts and build-up of […]