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The Society of Wetland Scientists and the Ramsar Convention

| May 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

The renewal of the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) and the Ramsar Convention was signed during the SWS Europe Chapter meeting being held from 2 to 6 May in Faro, Portugal. The Memorandum was officially signed by the Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention, Martha Rojas-Urrego and the President of […]

Survey of the State of the World’s Wetlands

| April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Survey of the State of the World’s Wetlands: tell us about a wetland you know Why undertake this survey? Knowledge about the status and trends of the world’s remaining wetlands is very patchy and limited. To improve this knowledge, and so as to better inform wetland policy and decision-making, we are conducting a simple […]

Rapid Assessment of Wetland Ecosystem Services (RAWES)

| April 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The approach to the Rapid Assessment of Wetland Ecosystem Services (RAWES) that has been developed by Dr Mark Everard and Rob McInnes of RM Wetlands & Environment Ltd has been published in the journal Ecosystem Services. The paper reviews the RAWES approach which has been developed through an iterative process of field trials at numerous […]

Building capacity for wetland site managers in Myanmar

| March 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Well informed and trained site managers are critical for the delivery of the wise use of wetlands. A bilateral initiative between the Governments of Norway and Myanmar is targeting the Conservation of biodiversity and improved management of protected areas in Myanmar. Acting on behalf of the Norwegian Environment Agency, RM Wetlands & Environment Ltd is […]

Wetland Ecosystem Services and the Ramsar Convention: an Assessment of Needs

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

A new publication produced by Rob McInnes and colleagues from the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust has evaluated how Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention report on ecosystem services provided by their country’s wetlands. The paper, published in the journal Wetlands, based on analysis of the National Reports provided by Contracting Parties in advance of the […]

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Ramsar Advisory Mission to the Kilombero Valley Ramsar Site, Tanzania

| November 28, 2016 | 4 Comments

Rob McInnes, together with colleagues from the Ramsar Secretariat, the African Wildlife Foundation and an expert in natural resource management and sustainable development in East Africa, conducted a Ramsar Advisory Mission (RAM) to the Kilombero Valley Ramsar Site (KVRS) in Tanzania (6-8 November 2016). The floodplain wetland system used to cover more than 7,000km2 but […]

Wetlands provide better value for money and utility than traditional approaches to treating wastewater

| October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

A recently published paper by Rob McInnes and colleagues in Water and Environment Journal has demonstrated that created wetlands provide a more sustainable solution to the treatment of wastewater than traditional electrical-mechanical approaches. The abstract of the paper states: Water and land management decisions require consideration ofmultiple factors.Multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA) provides a structured, auditable […]

Wetlands for reducing phosphorus loads in our rivers and lakes

| October 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

RM Wetlands & Environment Ltd have been working with Norfolk Rivers Trust to pioneer the implementation of an integrated constructed wetland which has been specifically designed to remove phosphorus from effluent being discharged from a sewage treatment works whilst also providing a range of other benefits for wildlife and people. The Frogshall Wetland at Northrepps […]

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Rapid Assessment of Wetland Ecosystem Services

| October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Rob McInnes of RM Wetlands & Environment Ltd in collaboration with Dr Mark Everard has been developing an approach for the rapid assessment of wetland ecosystem services. Training in the approach was recently provided for wetland managers from the Republic of Korea and China. Different wetland types around Suncheon Bay were assessed in order to […]

The Wetland Book

| October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Work is almost complete on ‘The Wetland Book’ – a comprehensive reference resource aimed at supporting the trans- and multidisciplinary research and practice which is inherent to this field. For more information please visit: http://www.springer.com/us/book/9789048134939

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