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Wetlands

An area in which water is permanently trapped in the soil. Examples of wetlands include swamps and bogs. Wetlands improve the quality of water in the area, provide fish (thereby creating jobs), and present other economic benefits.

wetlands

(1) Land normally saturated with water, such as swamps or marshes.Wetlands are now recognized as an important component of wildlife preservation, water purification, and protection against hurricanes. The federal government currently has no centralized wetlands protection program; the primary vehicle for preservation is the Clean Water Act as administered by the Environmental Protection Agency.Many states do have comprehensive wetlands management programs, however, and care should be taken to review all relevant laws before purchasing property that might be construed as wetlands. (2) An alternative wastewater management system is called constructed wetlands;it makes use of natural cleaning systems found in wetlands.The following diagrammed system, called the subsurface flow system, can handle discharges up to 10,000 gallons a day—enough for a small community
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Mr Magole said urban wetlands were essential in the sense that during storms they absorb excess rainfall to reduce flooding and help prevent disasters and their subsequent costs.
Cimatu, aimed to raise awareness to the value of preserving wetlands and their importance to ecosystems.
The minister said the theme of World Wetlands Day 2018 was 'Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future'.
In order to foster restoration and conservation of urban wetlands, and to highlight the importance of individual responsibility, a clean-up drive was organized where participants voluntarily cleaned up Lake View park by picking up litter and trash.
Unfortunately, due to mismanagement and misplaced priorities, the wetlands face multiple challenges.
Aisha Al Midfa, director of Wasit Wetlands Centre, said: "The biodiversity corner featured a game that presents the uses of wetland plants and demonstrates their usefulness for biodiversity.
Everyone involved will have the chance to look at the birds in the park in much more detail through binoculars and telescopes, and also listen to experts from BirdLife Cyprus and Terra Cypria who will tell all about them and the wetlands that host them.
The majority of these transgressions have gone largely unpunished while encroachment on wetlands continues to flourish.
Examples of reconstructions that have worked include a multiacre wetland behind the MBTA Alewife station at the Arlington/Cambridge border, and the area behind ForeKicks, a soccer complex, in Taunton.
Requiring compensation for the unavoidable wetland impacts resulting from development activities has been a part of the program since the mid-1980s, and prior to the Wetland Bureau joining DES in 1987, and now serves as a critical program for addressing wetland loss.
Each of these rivers and their associated tributaries contribute a significant amount of acreage to the Texas riparian wetland component.
adaptation to climate change and the role of wetland services (including those that help reduce desertification);