Launch of two publications to mark World Water Day 2010

To commemorate World Water Day 2010 and highlight the need for clean water, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and other partners released Water, Wetlands and Forests: A Review of Ecological, Economic and Policy Linkages.

The report aims to foster better awareness of the crucial role that forests and wetlands play in sustaining the availability and quality of water critical for human well-being.

The report is available for download at

Hard copies can be ordered free of charge at

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Also made available is the latest Good Practice Guide Series: Drinking Water, Biodiversity and Development with a Foreword by Anada Tiéga, Secretary General, Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. You can access the publication at

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