Celebrate World Wetlands Day 2022

What is World Wetlands Day?

World Wetlands Day is celebrated each year on 2 February to raise awareness about wetlands. This day also marks the anniversary of the Convention on Wetlands, which was adopted as an international treaty in 1971.

Why World Wetlands Day?

Nearly 90% of the world’s wetlands have been degraded since the 1700s, and we are losing wetlands three times faster than forests. Yet, wetlands are critically important ecosystems that contribute to biodiversity, climate mitigation and adaptation, freshwater availability, world economies and more.It is urgent that we raise national and global awareness about wetlands in order to reverse their rapid loss and encourage actions to conserve and restore them.World Wetlands Day is the ideal time to increase people’s understanding of these critically important ecosystems.

Theme World Wetlands Day 2022

Wetlands Action for People and Nature is the theme in 2022 highlighting the importance of actions to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands for humans and planetary health.

Who is behind World Wetlands Day?

The World Wetlands Day awareness campaign is organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Wetlands. Contracting Parties of the Convention on Wetlands have been celebrating World Wetlands Day since 1997, when it was first established.World Wetlands Day is open to everyone — from international organizations, governments, wetland practitioners, to children, youth, media, community groups, decision-makers, to all individuals — as these ecosystems are important for us all.

SPEL Floating Wetlands

Our Floating Wetland solution has proven itself a very efficient, low-cost way to enhance municipal wastewater treatment plants. You can retro-fit it to existing facilities with minimal cost or long-term overheads – or work the media into the design of new facilities with low operational costs.You can use it in any water environment requiring treatment. It is remarkably effective in reducing excess nutrients and removing sediment from the water column, improving water quality overall.

It enhances the stormwater cleaning process by removing.

  • Total suspended solids
  • Nutrients
  • Gross pollutants
  • Heavy Metals
  • Fine colloidal particulates

Floating wetlands also provide additional aesthetics and habitats for wildlife. You can discover more about the Floating Wetland here.Download the World Wetlands Day Infographic here.

At SPEL we support and celebrate World Wetlands Day and encourage you to get involved as well. Learn more at https://www.worldwetlandsday.org.

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