Meeting the Challenges for Sustainable Wetland Use

Wetlands: Wise Use Smart Plans

  • 08 Jul 2013 - 12 Jul 2013
  • 09:00
  • Wetlands
Sub-Saharan Africa
Kigali, Rwanda

The economic drivers and complexities of policy implementation that lead to human impact on wetlands are well known, but finding solutions to better integration of knowledge, policy and action for sustainable and wise use of wetlands remains a major challenge.

To meet those challenges the Rwanda Environmental Management Authority, in partnership with the Ramsar Secretariat, UNESCO Institute for Water Education and Wageningen University, will host a major international forum on Wetlands: Wise Use, Smart Plans in Kigali, Rwanda, 8-12th July 2013.

The Forum will explore new perspectives for better wetland management in the face of human needs for development, food and water security. It aims to provide solutions to ongoing pressures to wetlands, through identifying the means for more comprehensive implementation of existing polices there to safeguard the services that wetlands provide, and improved understanding of the links with multi-sectoral interests and local livelihoods.

 

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