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Greening gray infrastructure: uncovering the complexity of Nature-based Solutions

Nature-based Solutions (NbS) are a hot topic in environment and landscape planning networks. But are they a silver bullet for solving the climate crisis?

World Wetlands Day: Ismahane Elouafi, Executive Managing Director of CGIAR

A message from the Thalangama wetland in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on the work of IWMI and CGIAR to preserve and protect these vital ecosystems.

Urban wetlands and the built environment: how Colombo’s green spaces enhance city life

Colombo must justify the renewal of its Ramsar Wetland City status this year. Has the city sufficiently utilized green infrastructure?

“Revive and Restore Degraded Wetlands”, what will it take?

Wise use calls for balance between maintaining key wetlands functions while not unduly restricting wetlands’ use by millions of often poor people.

Demonstrating how data partnerships can underpin effective water-resources management in Ethiopia

The project can serve as a model for promoting more effective water management in river basins across the country.

Wetlands, humans and robots

This high-tech but accessible tool allows researchers and communities to monitor water quality in their wetland, contributing to better understanding of trends and hence wetland health.

The Globe Post: Solving the Climate and Biodiversity Crises Needs as Much Science as Nature

Planting trees, greening cities, and restoring wetlands are some of the solutions to the global climate and biodiversity crises that have gained traction in the wake of the COP26 climate talks.

Reviving wetlands for people and the planet

IWMI and our partners continue to work year in and year out to ensure wetlands are managed in a sustainable fashion.

To protect the world’s vital wetlands, we must invest in science

As the world prepares to celebrate World Wetlands Day, IWMI reflects on the transformative power of nature-based solutions to tackle climate change — and more.

How water can boost environmental health and biodiversity

As a result of IWMI’s work in the realms of e-flow monitoring and aquifer recharge, water management for rivers and aquifers has been strengthened.

Three ways water solutions restore the planet

Many of the threats the world faces involve water, but so do the climate solutions we need to restore our planet.

New project brings five African countries together to jointly manage region’s groundwater

The five Partner States of the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) have joined forces with IWMI to manage groundwater resources spanning an area larger than Austria and Germany.

Everything you need to know about Integrated Water Storage

A new report explains the challenges and the processes needed to improve integrated water storage worldwide.

Three ways wetlands can influence climate change

Climate change could change wetlands forever, but in turn, wetlands can also help to mitigate the impact of climate change.

Ramsar Convention and the wise use of wetlands: rethinking gender equality and inclusion

It is imperative that we realize the need for a profound and urgent rethinking on who decides, how and why, what makes for the wise use of wetlands

Smart tech to play vital role in addressing plastic pollution crisis – new study

A new study by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) offers a number of technological solutions aimed at tackling one of the world’s most pressing issues. 

How to monitor effectively when the water balance drops

A new IWMI Working Paper provides a Gap and Opportunity Analysis of Hydrological Monitoring in Ethiopia.

Modernizing wastewater treatment in Sri Lanka

Working across South Asia to identify applied technologies and business models to sustain water and sanitation systems.

DailyMirror: To help an Earth under stress, let’s look to Sri Lanka’s wetlands

With Earth Day marked on April 22, we look to nature’s solutions to climate change and other challenges. Wetland preservation is vital for our environmental, food and societal futures.

Wetlands: Nature’s solution to climate change

Rainforests grab the headlines, but with 87% of wetlands lost globally, it is time to nurture these immensely productive and diverse ecosystems.

SundayTimes.lk: What’s next now that Colombo’s an official Wetland City?

International recognition for Colombo and the other newly named Wetland Cities brings both benefits and responsibilities.

Ramsar Convention COP13

Sri Lanka wins international recognition for valuable but threatened urban wetlands.

World Water Day and more: Giving nature its due

The theme for World Water Day 2018 is 'Nature for Water' – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.

15 ways wetlands are vital for cities, food and people

When we think of urban infrastructure, what probably comes to mind are roads, pipes, drains and construction. Here's why healthy urban wetlands are equally essential.

World Wetlands Day

Valuing natural capital for sustainable urban development.

Get on nature’s good side

A New Year's resolution to recognize the benefits of water-related ecosystem services

When the climate change news is good and bad

The authors of a new study about climate change impacts in Kenya have both good news and bad for the country’s vital Tana River Basin.

Scroll.in: A call for “water-sensible” urbanization policies in India

An article in Scroll.in, an award-winning news portal in India, calls on state governments to devise “water-sensible urbanization policies” in partnership with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI).

Promoting wise use of wetlands

Urban and peri-urban wetlands of the city of Kolkata in India are under threat, and their ecosystem services are being lost due to rapid urbanization.

Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction

Not a panacea but a big piece of the puzzle.

Future proofing the Tana Basin

Smart planning can ensure a sustainable future for Kenya’s longest river.

World Wetlands Day 2016: Sustainable Livelihoods

One wetland, many uses: looking out on Anawilundawa lake

World Wetlands Day 2016

Fishing for the future? Conserving our wetlands in an urbanizing world.

Thalangama wetland

This urban wetland in Colombo, Sri Lanka, is a rich resource for people, fauna and flora.

Wetlands on the move

New map helps scientists track the world’s watery landscapes

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