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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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Furthermore, he said today's human settlements development was a major concern for wetland conservation as they encroach on wetlands since when cities and towns grow the demand for land increases.
Underscoring the importance of wetlands, Lim said they 'provide ecosystem services which are essential to everyday living.
Urban wetlands like Rawal Lake are also essential as they provide cities with multiple economic, social and cultural benefits.
However, it is no better than other wetlands of the province anymore because the source of its fresh water supply, Kalri Beghar Canal, passes through the Kotri industrial area where most of the industrial waste is drained.
The celebration included several activities and workshops such as the World Corner in the Educational Centre, which showcased creativity and biodiversity corners with painting and art workshops about wetlands.
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It is perhaps at such times that many people realise the advantages of wetlands in absorbing excess water in the environment.
Inherent scientific challenges in building wetlands, especially in smaller areas that were never wet to begin with.
in recent decades has brought the issue of wetlands loss to the forefront of debates on zoning and land use planning.
Microbes form the base of the wetland food chain and nutrient cycle, so the health of their populations reverberates through the ecosystem," says Hu.
Calculating the economic value or importance provided by a single wetland is difficult It is, however, possible to evaluate the range of services provided by all wetlands that have direct impacts on the local economy.
In addition, beavers build wetlands by damming streams, creating small riverine marshes that attract wildlife, especially waterfowl (van der Valk 2006; Mitch & Gosselink 2007).

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