Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction
Not a panacea but a big piece of the puzzle
IWMI joins colleagues around the world in celebrating World Wetlands Day, the theme of which this year is “wetlands for disaster risk reduction.” February 2 is the date on which the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands was adopted in 1971. A new opinion article, published for this occasion in The Conversation, calls for “a nuanced approach” to reduce disaster risks that considers wetlands as part of a “toolkit” of options, from which solutions for specific locations should be selected, based on sound science.
Evaluating the flow regulating effects of ecosystems in the Mekong and Volta river basins
Lacombe, G.; McCartney, M. 2016. Evaluating the flow regulating effects of ecosystems in the Mekong and Volta river basins. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI). 40p. (IWMI Research Report 166). [doi: 10.5337/2016.202]
Wetlands and people
International Water Management Institute (IWMI). 2014. Wetlands and people. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI) 32p.
View all related publications on the Wetlands issues page.
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- How bad swamps became good wetlands
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