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  • Wetland delineation system

    Trimble has partnered with Timmons Group to provide an integrated system for the field collection, management, and submittal of wetland delineation data. The solution combines Trimble Mapping & GIS handheld computers with the WetCollect wetland delineation software from Timmons Group to comply with the reporting requirements of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE). The COE determines ...

  • New wetlands for the River Till

    A pioneering project is taking place in Northumberland, to reconnect the River Till with its floodplain for the first time in over 50 years. Lead by the Tweed Forum in partnership with the Environment Agency, the Fenton Floodplain project is part of the wider River Till project, which will start at Fenton in the Till Valley on part of the Earl of Durham’s Lambton Estate. The Environment Agency, ...

  • Call for papers constructed wetlands

    Aqua Enviro is inviting oral and poster contributions from practitioners, the water industry, academia, developers and planners: indeed all those with experiences to share. The conference will be held at The National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield on 13th - 14th July 2011. Abstracts are requested by 4th March. The ...

  • Wetland centre partnership

    The newly opened John Bunker Sands Wetland Center and the University of Baylor have formed a partnership of learning based on collaborative research and journalism. The John Bunker Sands Wetland Center will provide educational opportunities to local schools and universities through research, classes and tours of the facility and wetlands. The wetlands, located south of Dallas in ...

  • Six wetland stewards receive 2010 national wetlands awards

    The Environmental Law Institute announced today that six citizens from across the country have been recognized for their exceptional and innovative contributions to wetlands conservation. “Once again, ELI is proud to have worked with a team of leading experts to choose the winners of the national wetlands awards,” stated ELI President Leslie Carothers. “With our partners from ...

  • Arctic wetlands face increasing risks

    Wetlands International expresses its extreme concern today over the continued and increasing exploration for and production of oil and gas in the Arctic. Activities like these could jeopardise Arctic marine and coastal wetlands, which are critical for nature and people as well as the global climate. The Arctic region is one of the world’s most fragile and pristine areas. ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Wastewater treatment through Thai wetlands

    The WATER project, coordinated by WWF, STEO and WWT and funded by the European Commission, promotes wetland technology as a sustainable solution for water purification for Vientiane, Laos, bringing additional benefits for flood control, biodiversity and for the people reliant on marsh products. The That Luang Marsh, sited on the eastern edge of Vientiane, has traditionally provided vital ...

  • WWF delivers on 100 million hectares of wetlands pledge

    Declaration of the high Andes home to two of the three species of Andean flamingos marks WWF’s delivery of a “crazy, unrealistic pledge” to deliver 100 million hectares of new protected wetlands in a decade. Fittingly, the 3000 to nearly 7000 metre high Lagunas Altoandinas y Punenas de Catamarca in north west Argentina is the highest area to be declared a wetland of international importance ...


    By WWF International

  • ‘Mountains of the Moon’ get nod for international wetlands protection

    Part of the Rwenzori Mountains – home to some of the last glaciers in Africa and likely Ptolemy’s ‘Lunis Montae’ – received international recognition on Wednesday as a protected wetland site under the international Ramsar convention, a major conservation decision that will help protect the region’s vast ecological riches. The Rwenzori Ramsar Site covers a 99,500 hectares area of the mountain ...


    By WWF International

  • Connection between health of wetlands and humans in focus

    Despite the vital role wetlands play in society, they remain among the most threatened ecosystems on Earth. To emphasise the direct and positive effects of healthy wetlands for humans, the theme of this year’s World Wetlands Day, held every year on 2 February, is ‘Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People’. According to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the poor management of wetlands claims the lives of ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Tillamook dairy owner to preserve hoquarten slough wetlands

    At least 85 percent of Tillamook’s historic estuarine wetlands have been lost to development.  Protecting these remaining Sitka Spruce swamp wetlands in Hoquarten Slough will help slow this decline and support the ecological health of Tillamook Bay far into the future. These tidal swamps provide important rearing habit for native salmon and function as natural filters to keep ...

  • EPA Awarding Grants to Protect and Restore Wetlands

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $1 million in grants to strengthen the capacity of states and tribes to protect and restore wetlands. The National Wetland Program Development Grants provide interstate agencies, intertribal consortia, and non-profit organizations with funding to develop and refine comprehensive state, tribal, and local wetland programs. “Wetlands ...

  • Designing a landfill of epic proportions

    Many architects dream of being given a 'tabula rasa' -- a blank slate -- upon which they could let the imagination soar when designing a home, building or other project. A team led by MIT architects Alexander D'Hooghe and Nader Tehrani are working on what could be the largest blank slate in the history of construction. This summer, the MIT team was among the winners of an Urban Design Institute ...

  • U.S. EPA highlights 1st ever national wetlands condition assessment, changing federal protections for California Wetlands

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is hosting a press availability today to highlight a national effort to assess the health of the nation’s wetlands, and an opportunity to provide input on proposed changes to how the government protects wetlands. The media event is being held at the Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in Elk Grove, California, where scientists will be simultaneously ...

  • Wetlands International commits to reduce water scarcity by restoring wetlands during Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting 2015

    From Saturday 26 till Tuesday 29 September the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting is taking place in New York. On Monday, September 28 Jane Madgwick, CEO of Wetlands International, a CGI member, spoke about one of the central themes ‘Water Scarcity’. With 20 percent of the world’s GDP and 36 percent of the global population located in severely water stressed ...


    By Wetlands International

  • EPA Provides a Quarter Million Dollars to Protect Wetlands in New York

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $239,000 to the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and the New York Natural Heritage Program at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry to better protect wetlands throughout the state. “Wetlands provide enormous environmental benefits, and help in alleviate harmful effects of climate change, such as protecting ...

  • Bernardin Lochmueller Awarded Patent for CAFO Wastewater Treatment Wetlands

    Bernardin Lochmueller & Associates (BLA), a leader in sustainable infrastructure design, recently received a method patent for its Eco-Treatment™ constructed wetland system to treat wastewater from animal confinement operations (Patent No. US 8,021,551 B2). Manure management processes by Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) have come under increasing scrutiny. Some CAFOs store ...


    By Lochmueller Group, Inc.

  • Wetlands International launches new global website, also for Africa and Latin America

    Today, we have put the website in its new format live. See our global site as well as the sites for Africa and for ...


    By Wetlands International

  • NEWS: Wetlands International ranks #17 in top climate think tank list

    With the aim of recognizing the excellence of the main institutions addressing the climate issue worldwide, every year ICCG publishes a ranking of the best think tanks active in the field of climate change economics and policy that are not affiliated with academic institutions, political parties or interest groups. The ranking takes into account the quality of a think tank in conducting research ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Laboratory-scale wetlands remove toxic veterinary drugs from wastewater

    Constructed wetlands can effectively remove veterinary drugs from wastewater, preventing contamination of the environment, research suggests. A recent study has demonstrated that laboratory-scale constructed wetlands were able to remove between 94 and 98% of two commonly used antibiotics from pig farm wastewater. Veterinary drugs are used extensively in livestock rearing and are likely to ...

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