Notes from Town Square: The wetlands
February 7, 2018
Every year since 1997, the World Wetland Day is celebrated on Feb. 2 to raise global awareness about the value of the wetlands for people, wildlife, the environment and the planet. This year, the theme of the celebration is “Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future.”
Many cities around the world are established in or near wetlands. Unfortunately, many of their inhabitants, especially from big cities, are still unaware of the great beneficial services or functions that urban wetlands provide for their cities. Urban wetlands reduce flooding risks through the absorption of water, replenish...