Wetlands are the planks on which water security rests: WISA at SKOCH Dialogue

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Wetlands are the primary sources of freshwater. These ecosystems play a critical role in ensuring water availability in landscape by capturing precipitation, moderating flows, filtering wastes and supporting sediment buildup. Yet, wetlands loss is often missed out while planning for water resources, the narrative of which is set by water demand and supply gap, and infrastructure solutions. “It is high time we recognize the role of wetlands in water security as a core element of water policy making”, this was the message conveyed by Dr Ritesh Kumar, Director, Wetlands International South Asia while speaking at a panel discussion on water policy held as a part of SKOCH Dialogue on January 11, 2020. The discussion was organized in collaboration with India Water Foundation at the India Habitat Center.

Listen to Dr Ritesh Kumar speaking at SKOCH Dialogue on “Why Wetlands are crucial for Water Policy”