Chairman, Andrew Kerr and SEG Member Alex Koelewijn were active participants in The ‘Get the solutions flowing’ campaign. The Sustainable agenda was a high priority in the thinking of this conference.
As the loss and degradation of wetlands continues to accelerate worldwide, innovative thinking and new partnerships are needed to capitalise on the role of ecosystems as natural water infrastructure. Wetlands deliver a wider range of services and benefits than corresponding manmade infrastructure – regulating water quantity, contributing to flood regulation, and increasing resilience to storms in deltas and coastal areas. While increasingly recognised for the goods and services they provide, wetlands are too often overlooked in favour of engineered solutions like dams and dykes.
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