- Graduate Students
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: https://www.worldwetlandsday.org
To learn more about UWI programmes and or research activities linked to freshwater visit:
Department of Life Sciences: https://www.mona.uwi.edu/lifesciences/
Centre for Marine Sciences: https://www.mona.uwi.edu/cms/index.html
Department of Geography and Geology: https://www.mona.uwi.edu/dogg/
Department of Chemistry: https://www.mona.uwi.edu/chemistry/
Published on 02 Feb, 2021