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Ziway-Shalla Basin in Balance

Ziway Shalla is a closed water basin, located in the Rift Valley of Ethiopia, the country’s most important wetland area. It secures the livelihoods of […]

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Can language determine how we value water?

This year’s World Water Day focuses on the value of water. But while scientific journals, policy frameworks and philosophical debates have explored and assessed the […]

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Investments and collaboration needed at scale to revive wetlands and speed up adaptation

More than 30 world leaders, 50 ministers, 50 international organisations, experts and other stakeholders gathered at the virtual Climate Adaptation Summit 2021, hosted by the Netherlands at the end of […]

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World Wetlands Day 2021: wetlands are the freshwater sources

This World Wetlands Day we celebrate how wetlands are essential for water and provide for life. World Wetlands Day, celebrated each year on 2 February, […]

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Promising  new  opportunities and  pressing  threats  concerning  efforts to conserve  biodiversity in 2021: Horizon scan

A panel of 25 scientists, conservation professionals and future scanners recently came together for an annual ‘horizon scan’ to answer the question: “What are the most promising new opportunities […]

Urban Wetlands – Compendium Guide in the Partners for Resilience

In the midst of record-breaking heat in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, especially Europe, the IFRC and the Climate Centre released their new “Heatwave […]

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Urban Wetlands for Cooler Cities

In an already urbanised world, cities are suffering from Urban Heat Island Effect, (UHI) – higher temperatures in built up areas – due to reduced […]

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Combating fires and enhancing livelihoods in the Pantanal during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a ‘crisis on top of a crisis’ situation for indigenous communities and landowners in the Pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetland. The worst fires in history are raging across the wetland, […]

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Supporting the re-integration and self-sufficiency of India’s displaced workers across wetlands

In India, the largest brunt of the pandemic has been born by communities in rural areas and the more economically vulnerable population. The arrival of the pandemic triggered an odyssey […]