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  • Wetlands

    Location: New Orleans, Louisiana Units: Delta 3312 and Concertainer 4315 Project: University of New Orleans Coastal Restoration Project HESCO Bastion Environmental's innovative shoreline restoration products are a proven success. Our newest product, the HESCO Delta unit, offers unique advantages in low, medium and high energy coastal environments, enabling effective and economical shoreline ...


    By HESCO Bastion, Inc.

  • Wetland Solutions for People and Nature

    Wetlands act as water sources, sinks and purifiers. They protect our shores. They are Earth’s greatest natural carbon stores. They support abundant and unique nature. But we have lost so much of our wetland treasure. And those that remain are under growing pressure. This makes people and nature vulnerable. It’s time to reverse the trend. ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Water cleaning and wetland construction

    Slippery Rock University's Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems has served as an ideal locale for the study of biological waste and wastewater concerns in Western Pennsylvania. The Center's constructed ponds, waterless composting toilet and indoor greywater treatment system produced, in 19982000, great amounts of data on ecological approaches to wastewater treatment, which need to be reviewed. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wetlands of International Importance in Russia

    The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat was adopted on the 2nd February 1971 in the Iranian city of Ramsar. Thus, it has come to be popularly known as the “Ramsar Convention”, and the 2nd of February each year is celebrated as World Wetlands Day. Wetlands are areas where water is the primary factor controlling the environment and the ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Wetland friendly breakfast in Argentina

    “The natural flow of water in the Parana Delta is altering,” tells a local farmer. “We know this is caused by the increasing amount of infrastructure for the conversion of the Parana Delta wetlands into soy plantations. There is evidence that as a result, communities are no longer protected during the regular floods that occur in the Delta.” He is eager to find solutions ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Submission on behalf of Wetlands International

    Peatlands, agriculture and climate change: High potential for adaptation and mitigation Introduction Peatlands are waterlogged wetland areas with organic soils (peat), which result from the accumulation of dead plant material over thousands of years. Peatlands cover about 3% of the total global land surface (over 4 million km2), which makes up about half of the ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Wetland ecosystem services

    Different types of wetlands play important flood control roles in different situations. In the upper reaches of some river basins, for example, peatlands and wet grassland can act like sponges (saturated peat is typically up to 98% water by mass), absorbing rainfall and allowing it to percolate more slowly into the soil, thereby reducing the speed and volume of runoff entering streams and rivers. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wetlands and biological case study

    Service(s) performed: File review and confirmatory soil sampling services Summary: At the request of a petroleum pipeline company, our environmental experts performed a comprehensive file review and regulatory correspondence activities to achieve a No Further Action (NFA) status for a release of crude oil from a pipeline in the Midwest U.S. After the release ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Performance characterisation of a constructed Wetland

    Performance of a constructed wetland is commonly reported as being variable due to the site specific nature of influential factors. This paper discusses the outcomes from an in-depth study which characterised the treatment performance of a wetland based on the variation in the runoff regime. The study included a comprehensive field monitoring of a well-established constructed wetland in Gold ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • African Cranes, Wetlands and Communities

    It is encouraging to note that there are numerous crane and wetland conservation projects being implemented in various African countries. In this 11th edition of the African Cranes, Wetlands and Communities Newsletter, we have a mix of stories from the field covering three geographical regions – East Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa. The articles reflect the diverse issues that have ...


    By Wetlands International

  • What is wetland mitigation banking?

    A mitigation bank is a wetland, stream, or other aquatic resource area that has been restored, established, enhanced, or (in certain circumstances) preserved for the purpose of providing compensation for unavoidable impacts to aquatic resources permitted under Section 404 or a similar state or local wetland regulation.  The concept has been around since the 1970’s.  In 1995 U.S. federal agencies ...


    By Common Sense Solutions, LLC

  • Q&A To Constructed Wetlands

    The booklet "Q&A To Constructed Wetlands" provides a better understanding on the use of constructed wetlands to treat wastewater as compared to conventional methods. This booklet was jointly produced by The National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM) and Wetlands International, Malaysia. Description: Constructed Wetlands are artificial wastewater treatment ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Wetlands International in the Mediterranean

    Wetlands International’s goal is that wetlands are wisely used and restored for the role they play in: - improving human well-being and local livelihoods - conserving biodiversity - sustaining the water cycle - reducing climate change and its impacts Wetlands International was one of the founding partners of the MedWet Initiative twenty years ago. Our work in this ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Constructed Wetlands I

    Traditional constructed wetland are shallow planted basins for cleaning anthropogenic discharges (wastewater or polluted runoff). They were used for cleaning of: domestic wastewater agricultural wastewater coal mine drainage stormwater runoff The main construction elements were: inflow ( e.g. sedimentation part) substrat (soil ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Vertical Flow Constructed Wetlands

    The constructed wetland technology is today continuously evolving with new and innovative applications. Vertical flow constructed wetlands is a relatively new and still developing technology in the field of ecological and environmental engineering. These ecological systems offers us the potential to treat water and sludge in a more sustainable way, even when financial sources are limited. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

    The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, called the Ramsar Convention, is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. The Ramsar Convention is the only global environmental treaty that deals with a particular ecosystem. The treaty was adopted in the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Migratory birds - Connecting Wetlands and People

    Management of migratory species succeeds where critically important sites are well managed along flyways. Migratory waterbirds depend on a range of secure sites from their breeding grounds to staging and nonbreeding sites that they use during their annual migrations. These birds depend on a range of natural and man-made wetland habitats - many are managed as nationally protected areas, ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Pollutant monitoring in sludge treatment wetlands

    Phragmites australis for sludge dewatering and stabilization processes have been widely proved. The presence of reeds, indeed, efficiently allows solids dewatering and organic matter stabilization in order to obtain a stabilised product that can be suitable for land application, even if its environmental impact has to be considered. The actual revision of the European Union's Working Document on ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Water and Wetlands

    The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) is an international initiative to draw attention to the benefits of biodiversity. It focuses on the values of biodiversity and ecosystem services, the growing costs of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation, and the benefits of action addressing these pressures. The TEEB initiative has brought together over five hundred authors and ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Wetlands International Annual Report 2013

    Report of the Supervisory Council and Board of Association Report 2013 The year 2013 showed significant progress to attain the organisation’s mid-term strategic objectives. Major programmes were implemented, bringing achievements which have real relevance on the ground to people and nature. The Supervisory Council was pleased to see important improvements in ...


    By Wetlands International

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