02 Feb '17, 10am

Extreme weather&disasters in top5 global risks @wef,healthy #wetlands offer solutions 4 resilience

Extreme weather&disasters in top5 global risks @wef,healthy #wetlands offer solutions 4 resilience

'Wetlands and disaster risk reduction ' is the theme of World Wetlands Day 2017 (WWD17). Spearheaded by the Ramsar Convention , WWD17 will focus on how wetlands can be protected, restored, and managed effectively to help absorb the shocks of disasters. The frequency of disasters worldwide has more than doubled in just 35 years. At the recent World Economic Forum extreme weather events and disasters were identified among the top five global risks. Disasters are a major setback to development, resulting in loss of lives, livelihoods, critical assets, and disruption of services. UN Water estimates that 90% of all natural hazards are water-related. Wetlands can reduce the impact of disasters by for example absorbing water from floods, capturing excess rainfall, buffering from offshore waves and coastal storm surges, storing water during droughts. While disasters are on the ris...

Full article: https://www.iucn.org/news/world-wetlands-day-strengthenin...

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