The Standing Committee of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands approved Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction as the theme for World Wetlands Day in 2017, during its 52nd meeting held in Gland, Switzerland from 13 – 17 June 2016.
This theme is selected to raise awareness and to highlight the vital roles of healthy wetlands in reducing the impacts of extreme events such as floods, droughts and cyclones on communities, and in helping to build resilience.
Since its inception, the production and distribution of materials for World Wetlands Day have been financially supported by the Evian Project funded by the Danone Group.
Wetlands: Our natural safeguard against disasters
Wetlands: A natural safeguard against disasters
Five wetlands that help us cope with extreme weather events
Wetlands sustain lives. How can we take care of them?
Guide for partners, educators and organizers
Colour-in Poster for Kids
Youth Photo Contest Poster
Statement of the Secretary General