Technical reports of the Mediterranean Waterbird Network (MWN)

Since 2017, the Mediterranean Waterbird Network (MWN) has been exchanging with other Mediterranean countries, in addition to the five historical North African partners.   Discussions with these new countries (France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, but also Portugal, Albania, Serbia, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia) have led to the development of a scientific poster to be presented at an international conference (EBBC, 2019), a scientific paper to be reviewed in a scientific journal […]

Wetlands restoration: unlocking the untapped potential of the Earth’s most valuable ecosystem

Inextricably linked to the ecological health of our planet and to the socio-economic well-being of all peoples across the globe, wetlands serve and sustain us in immeasurable ways. In fact, they are vital for our survival. Yet, the world has lost 87% of its wetlands since 1700 — and they continue to disappear at an alarming rate, even today. The Convention on Wetlands recognizes that the restoration of the Earth’s […]

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Environmental water requirements of wetlands and their importance for river basin management in the Mediterranean, including the effects of climate change on natural water flow

We are happy to announce the publication of the Briefing note “Environmental water requirements of wetlands and their importance for river basin management in the Mediterranean, including the effects of climate change on natural water flow”, developed by the Specialist Group on Water (Water-SG) of the Scientific and Technical Network of MedWet (MedWet/STN). Wetlands are vital for human survival. As one of the world’s most productive environments, wetlands are indispensable […]

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Satellite-based Wetland Observation Service (SWOS)

  In spite of being hotspots of biodiversity and providing precious ecosystem services, wetlands are one of the fastest declining ecosystems worldwide. Information on their locations, their delineations, their ecological character and their services is often sparse and difficult to find or access. The result is a limited coverage of wetlands in policies and management practices. SWOS is a Horizon-2020 project funded by the European Commission. Its main objective is […]

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WAMAN SEBOU: Managing Water Resources in Morocco (the Sebou river basin)

  During the last ten years, a solid partnership has been built between the main management bodies in the Sebou river basin (Morocco) and several international organisations for nature and wetland conservation. This has greatly improved awareness of the need for improving water management practices, by implementing the notion of a river minimum flow as a key approach. The WAMAN (WAter MANagement) Sebou project is intended to build on the […]

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Wetlands Sentinels in the Maghreb: the MedWet Network of Civil Society

  North Africa is home to many important sites ranked on the list of Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Sites) such as estuaries, chotts, coastal swamps, mountain lakes, and oases. Unfortunately, these wetlands of high ecological value are threatened because of human activities. The overall objective was to contribute to promoting the conservation and sustainable participatory management of selected priority wetlands in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia through the development and […]

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