World Wetlands Day 1998

“Water for wetlands, wetlands for water” was the theme for the World Wetlands Day 1998.  

In 1998 the international community focused on the water crisis. The WWD campaign called for decisive action towards the new paradigm of integrated water resources management – a paradigm that in order to be effective has to bring together all the stakeholders: communities, governments, businesses and those, such as our Convention, that can bring the ecosystems perspective to the table of water users.

The Ramsar Secretariat has issued a statement to assist wetlands network made up of government agencies, NGOs, academia and businesses to make the water and wetlands issue the focus of 1998 WWD celebrations.