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  • Northern Montana wetland and riparian mapping

    This project would support the mapping of wetlands and riparian areas for areas containing BLM ...

  • VIDEO BLOG: Why are wetlands important to you?

    At the recent Wetland Solutions Stakeholder Forum in Rotterdam held on 22 September 2014, we interviewed some of our stakeholders on why wetlands are important to them. Here is what they said: Click ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Hung out to dry

    Wetlands are vital storehouses of biodiversity and important bulwarks against the effects of climate change, while also providing livelihoods for millions of people, but they’re being lost at an increasing rate. Geographical Magazine's Mark Rowe reports. Full ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Unique Chinese wetland park monitors water 24/7

    In Deyang, China, a unique, 3-hectare, park combines a recreational wetland park, an artificial groundwater recharge facility and a drinking water production plant. The whole water system, from intake to effluent, is constantly monitored. Eijkelkamp Soil & Water was one of the project partners and was responsible for the water monitoring ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Kenya`s Tana River Delta Ramsar Site Launched

    To celebrate World Wetlands Day 2014, Kenya's Tana River Delta Ramsar site was officially launched with a public celebration attended by over 500 people. Encompassing 163,600 hectares, the Tana River Delta Ramsar Site was officially established in October 2012. The Tana is Kenya’s 6th Ramsar Site and the only Ramsar wetland outside the Rift Valley. Full Press Release, " ...


    By Wetlands International

  • State of Texas awarded over $350,000 to conduct wetlands Survey

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) $352,000 to support work for a comprehensive survey of the nation’s wetlands. The National Wetland Conditions Assessment is a statistical survey of wetlands in the United States. The survey is designed to assess the condition of the nation’s wetlands, help build state and tribal ...

  • EPA awards $262,000 to New Mexico to administer water quality program (NM)

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $262,000 to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) to administer the state’s water quality program. The program will prevent, reduce, and eliminate water pollution through biological and habitat data management and analysis, continuous water quality monitoring, and sediment and siltation data collection and analysis. The funds will ...

  • EPA awards over $435,000 to Oklahoma to aid and develop Wetland program

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the State of Oklahoma $437,820 to protect, manage and restore their wetlands. The project will include development of a Wetlands Program Plan and a classification system of wetland habitats. EPA’s Wetlands Program aims to increase the quantity and quality of wetlands in the United States by conserving and restoring wetland acreage ...

  • U.S. EPA Administrator to Address U.S. Water Alliance During 2014 Water Prize Ceremony

    EPA Administrator McCarthy will deliver remarks at the US Water Alliance’s 2014 US Water Prize Ceremony Monday evening. She will discuss EPA’s continued efforts to safeguard our waterways, including the Agency’s recent landmark proposal to clarify protections ...

  • Mini Floating Treatment Wetlands now available!

    Mini Floating Treatment Wetlands are islands of buoyant mats, made from a matrix of fibers which look like a pot-scrub or loofah. The matrix is water filtration material made from 100% recycled plastic. An example of biomimicry; these wetlands use nature’s processes to polish wastewater and storm water of nutrients and heavy metals for a safe return to the watershed or re-use. ...

  • Second stage of the Grand West Asian Wintering Waterbird Survey in Saudi Arabia completed

    The second stage of the Grand West Asian Wintering Waterbird Survey in Saudi Arabia has covered the Red Sea coast between Jeddah and Jizan. During our survey, we have visited the Southern Cornish of Jeddah, the Shoaybah Al-Mudaylif Coast, the coast near to Al Qunfodah, the Al-Shoqaiq Cost, Ras Altarfa and the southern and northern cornishes of Jizan. As noted in my ...


    By Wetlands International

  • EPA awards over $270,000 to the city of maumelle, Arkansas

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the City of Maumelle, Arkansas are continuing their efforts to create a comprehensive plan to manage wetland resources in the White Oak Bayou watershed. EPA recently awarded $277,955 to Maumelle to ensure ecological integrity of the wetlands while allowing sustainability and urban growth. EPA continues to work with state, federal and local ...

  • Partnering for Sustainable Business

    Most companies have a multi-facetted interaction with wetlands: On the one hand they rely on wetlands and the services they provide, above all water security. On the other hand they have an impact on wetlands, e.g. through water use or land-use change. Wetlands regulate water quantity and quality, thus creating the conditions for economic activity and for life in general. Besides water, ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Arkansas receives $343,200 to monitor and survey freshwater

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is helping Arkansas take additional steps to assess the effects of pollutants and other stressors on the state’s freshwater resources. EPA awarded $343,200 to Arkansas to participate in a National Ecoregion Monitoring Program, a Wetlands Survey Project and develop a software program to interface the data. EPA works with states and local ...

  • Movement underway to clarify the clean water act jurisdiction

    The Obama Administration has sent letters to House and Senate leaders signaling that the Administration supports efforts to clarify the waters that should be protected by the Clean Water Act (CWA). Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) has introduced legislation in the Senate. A key provision of the bill is a change in the definition of the waters to be protected under the CWA. Whereas the Act now reads ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Release of Request for Proposals (RFP) for Five Star restoration training grant

    EPA is requesting proposals for applicants to manage the Five Star Restoration Training subgrant program. The Five Star Restoration Training Grant is a national scale subgranting mechanism initiated in 1999 to provide subgrants to brings together students, conservation corps, other youth groups, citizen groups, corporations, landowners and government agencies to provide environmental education ...

  • FY10 Region 06 Wetland Program Development Grants

    Some awards may involve or relate to geospatial information. The Wetland Program Development Grants (WPDGs) for Regions, initiated in FY90, provide applicants an opportunity to carry out projects to develop and refine comprehensive wetland programs. The authority for the grant program is Section 104(b)(3) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) which restricts the use of these grant funds to improving ...

  • FY10 Region III Wetland Program Development Grants

    The Wetland Program Development Grants (WPDGs) for Regions, initiated in FY90, provide applicants an opportunity to carry out projects to develop and refine comprehensive wetland programs. The authority for the grant program is Section 104(b)(3) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) which restricts the use of these grant funds to improving wetland programs by conducting or promoting the coordination and ...

  • Texas petroleum investment company fined for violating the clean water act

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined the Texas Petroleum Company of Houston, Texas, $163,487 for violating federal Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations outlined under the Clean Water Act. A federal inspection of oil production facilities in Terrebonne, Plaquemines, Lafourche, St. Charles and Iberia parishes in Louisiana revealed the company ...

  • Invitation: Building with Nature Congress 2015

    On November 11, 2015 Ecoshape is organizing the conference 'Building the Future'. Wetlands International is co-organising workshop 2 on mangrove restoration. Be inspired by the latest developments on Building with Nature and register now! Speakers Tineke Netelenbos (Wadden Sea Ports), Henk Ovink (Water Envoy) and Roeland Hillen (HWBP2) give their vision on Building with ...


    By Wetlands International

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