wetlands management News

  • Water and wetlands management central to reducing risk

    Environmental degradation in coastal, river basin and mountain areas increases the risk of disaster. Wetlands International will be represented at the Third UN World Conference on Reducing Disaster Risk (WCDRR) in Sendai and will keep you posted through a series of posts on developments in Sendai and on the urgent need to safeguard and restore wetland ecosystems as a key strategy to ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Australian rivers and wetlands research

    CSIRO, Australia, has joined forces with other leading Australian research organisations to develop science which will underpin improved management and assessment of the health of Australia's river and wetland ecosystems. As a result of reduced water availability and unsustainable demands on our ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 at the World Trade Center Rotterdam, together with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment of the Netherlands. This was followed by an awards reception and a meeting of ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Wetlands International presses for action on the drivers of wetland destruction at the Ramsar Conference of Parties

    Wetlands International will press for adoption of resolutions at the Ramsar Conference of Parties that call upon countries to take action on some of the most pressing challenges facing wetlands, such as energy production and pesticide use in rice fields. As an International Organisation Partner ( ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Research focus on Australia’s rivers and wetlands

    As a result of reduced water availability and unsustainable demands on our environment, Australia’s rivers, lakes, wetlands and floodplains have suffered severe degradation. There is growing recognition of the need to supply ‘environmental water’ to protect and conserve these important ecosystems. The Ecological Responses to Altered Flow Regimes Cluster, launched today by CSIRO ...

  • 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 ...

  • Restoring coastal wetlands? check the soil

    Rising sea levels and coastal development are threatening coastal freshwater wetlands with saltwater intrusion. While most ecosystem restoration projects have focused on surface water and groundwater, new research finds that conditions in the vadose zone, the unsaturated soil below the surface but above the water table, are of particular importance to seedling survival in coastal floodplain ...

  • Wetlands International to award Luc Hoffmann Medal for Wetland Science and Conservation

    The Wetlands International Luc Hoffmann Medal for Wetland Science and Conservation is awarded every triennium to honour Dr Luc Hoffmann, a pioneering champion of wetlands science and conservation, and one of the inspirational and far-sighted founders of Wetlands International. Luc Hoffmann Luc Hoffmann founded the Station Biologique de la Tour du Valat (Camargue, France) 60 years ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Wetlands International in Indonesia becomes secretariat of National Migratory Bird Management in Indonesia

    The meeting of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) on waterbirds has designated the Sembilang National Park in South Sumatra as ‘network site’ for waterbird conservation. The Indonesia office of Wetlands International will from now on host the national ...


    By Wetlands International

  • 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 ...

  • Over USD40 million for Wetlands conservation

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has set Tuesday 15th February as the deadline for considering projects for 2011 Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) funding. Private landowners interested in enhancing, restoring or protecting their wetlands with this year's funding may want to get their applications in soon. This year WRP includes a new Grazing Reserve Pilot Program ...

  • Wetlands International at Climate summit Durban

    Wetlands International will be present at the upcoming climate talks in Durban (28 November – 9 December). This global NGO will show the important role that wetlands can play to adapt to climate change, with specific attention for wetlands in the dry and vulnerable parts of Africa. Wetlands International also continues its call for incentives to conserve and restore carbon-rich wetlands ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Stepping up action for wetlands worldwide

    We are releasing Wetland Solutions for People and Nature, our Strategic Intent for 2015 – 2025. Around the world, wetlands are under growing pressure. Implementing this strategy will help prevent and reverse the loss of wetlands and make a significant contribution to sustainable development. Our strategy sets out the ambitions of Wetlands International in terms ...


    By Wetlands International

  • 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

  • StormTrap, Bio Clean & Modular Wetlands Announce Partnership

    MORRIS, IL., November 6, 2014 – StormTrap, LLC, a leading innovator and provider of stormwater management systems, announced today that they have entered into a partnership agreement with Modular Wetlands & Bio Clean Environmental, pioneering companies in stormwater treatment ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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)

  • Asian wetland symposium adopts Wuxi Declaration

    The Asian Wetland Symposium on Human Well-being and Wetlands, co-organised by Wetlands International China, brought together 800 participants from 19 countries, including many officials from local governments in China. The event concluded with the adoption of the Wuxi Declaration, in which participants call for a series of actions to be taken for wetland conservation and wise use. In the ...


    By Wetlands International

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