“Wetlands for a sustainable urban future” is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2018
This year’s theme “Wetlands for a sustainable urban future”, aims to raise awareness on the rapidly increasing world’s urban population (the number of mega-cities with more than ten million inhabitants is estimated to jump from 31 to 41 by 2030), and highlight how this growth spurt is an opportunity to integrate wetlands into urban planning.
WWT Consulting has been working on a Wetland Management Strategy for Colombo Metro urban wetlands, which has confirmed the importance of these urban wetlands for reducing flood damage and treating water pollution.
Materials have now been made available to download here.
Happy World Wetlands Day planning!