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February 2, 2021 is World Wetlands Day

February  2 each year is World Wetlands Day to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet.


This year’s theme shines a spotlight on wetlands as a source of freshwater (Use and Quality) and encourages actions to restore them and stop their loss.The world, including the Caribbean, is facing a growing freshwater crisis that threatens people and our planet. We are using more freshwater than nature can replenish, and destroying the ecosystem that water and all life depend on most - Wetlands.


The 2021 campaign highlights the contribution of wetlands to the quantity and quality of freshwater on our planet. Water and wetlands are connected in an inseparable co-existence that is vital to life, our wellbeing and the health of our planet.  To read more:


To learn more about UWI programmes and or research activities linked to freshwater visit:


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Published on 02 Feb, 2021

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