Wetlands Australia: National Wetlands Update February 2013

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, 2013

Issue No. 22, February 2013
ISSN 1446-4843

Introduction

The international theme of World Wetlands Day 2013 is “Wetlands Take Care of Water”. Wetlands provide important hydrological functions such as groundwater recharge, water quality improvement and flood alleviation. The health of wetlands depends on the quality and quantity of water that reaches them. To secure their conservation and wise use it is essential that they are managed in the wider context of catchment-scale water resource management.

This edition includes several feature articles on wetlands and water management along with many other articles on current wetland projects and programs.

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Contents

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