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
Each of these rivers and their associated tributaries contribute a significant amount of acreage to the Texas riparian wetland
adaptation to climate change and the role of wetland
services (including those that help reduce desertification);