Request for case studies on wetlands and agriculture / aquaculture
Resolution VIII/34 - Wetlands and Agriculture/Aquaculture/Water Resource Management - Request for Case Studies
Do you have any good examples / case studies, positive or negative, of wetlands being managed in whole or part for agriculture or aquaculture?
If so, could you spend a couple of minutes sending me a message or if possible details of a relevant Website, Publication, Academic Articles or Project Report?
This request is made by a joint initiative of the Ramsar Convention with other organisations which is trying to develop Guidelines for Agriculture and Wetland Interactions (GAWI). The joint initiative team working on this includes FAO, IWMI, Wetlands International, Wageningen University, MedWet and Wetland Action.
So far the project has a shortage of cases in South America, North America, Oceania and Europe, but additional cases from any part of the world would be greatly appreciated.
The project is seeking to understand the nature of the interactions between wetlands and agriculture / aquaculture, and then identify issues which are faced and responses which have been applied, successfully or not. The long term output will be guidelines on how to better manage such interactions in order to achieve a balance between provisioning and regulating services in wetlands recognising human and environmental needs. The first outputs from this work will be presented at the COP in South Korea next year.
Thanks for your help.
Professor Adrian Wood,
Centre for Wetlands, Environment & Livelihoods,
University of Huddersfield,
Huddersfield HD1 3DH, United Kingdon
Tel: 00 44 1484 473010
Fax: 00 44 1484 472347
Director, Wetland Action
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