World Wetlands Day 2018: Wetlands for a sustainable urban future

Every year, on the 2nd of February, we celebrate World Wetlands Day (WWD) to commemorate the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971.

The theme for WWD 2018, “Wetlands for a sustainable urban future” has been chosen to raise awareness about how urban wetlands contribute to the future of sustainable cities.



Urban wetlands make cities livable in many important ways. They reduce flooding, replenish drinking water, filter waste, provide urban green spaces, and are a source of livelihoods. These wetland benefits grow ever more crucial as the number of people living in cities has now passed the 4 billion mark and continues to rise.

World Wetlands Day 2018 is rapidly approaching.  Please register your event on the World Wetlands Day event map so that others can see your work too.

Today, we are pleased to announce that all materials, comprising guide, posters, handouts, factsheets, presentations, infographic and logos, that have been provided by the Ramsar Secretariat are, now available to download.


Communication materials



Main poster for getting involved in World Wetlands Day 2018.

Download it here.

An InDesign file is available to create your own poster event, here.

We also translate it:

Into italianfind it here

Into albanianfind it here

Into Greek: find it here




Event Flyer:

Create your own poster event using the InDesign file.

Or use the Graphic design guide.

Download the PDF event poster here.








Three handouts are available:

Urban wetlands: prized land not wasteland

Retain and restore: practical ways cities can preserve and manage urban wetlands.

Walking the talk: Urban wetlands making cities liveable

We also translate:

Into croatianUrbana vlažna staništa – cijenjeno zemljište, a ne pustoš




Attractive Infografic :

Urban wetlands: prized land, not wasteland

Download the PDF file here.

We also translated the Infografic:

Into italian, find it here

Into albanian, find it here

Into Greek: find it here







MedWet has produced in 2015 a cartoon presenting a useful tool to highlight the services provided by wetlands, especially in the Mediterranean region.

See the English version with Arabic subtitles here.





More information

Please visit the official website of WWD 2018: