Wetlands Australia 2018 brings together a collection of inspiring stories of amazing wetland places and the people who are passionate about looking after them.
This edition highlights Wetlands for a sustainable urban future, the theme for World Wetlands Day 2018. Urban wetlands provide refuges for wildlife as well as welcome retreats from the hustle and bustle of city life for workers and families. Some urban wetlands, including constructed wetlands, can remove sediment and pollutants from urban runoff – providing clean water that can also be used for irrigating sporting fields, watering gardens and preventing pollutants entering rivers and estuaries.
You will also find articles about internationally-significant Ramsar wetlands, habitat restoration in coastal and inland settings, community engagement and innovative approaches to wetland management.
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Wetlands for a sustainable urban future
- Creating wetlands to treat stormwater—keeping city gardens alive and Gulf St Vincent clean!
- Restoring the Fotheringham Reserve Billabong
- Darwin’s urban wetland revival
- Engaging the community in a water-smart project to capture stormwater for biodiversity
- Conserving the Greater Brixton Street Wetlands and Yule Brook: iconic wetlands within an industrial area
- Wetlands for treating greywater
Wetland restoration for biodiversity and carbon storage
- Restoration of the Fleurieu Peninsula Swamps
- Working together to get the wet into wetlands and Wingillie Station
- Murray wetland rehabilitation leaves a lasting legacy for local communities
- Restoring Paiwalla wetland
- Restoring Vasse Wonnerup Ramsar Wetlands: a 10-year partnership
- Restoring wetland function at Spotswood Lagoon in the Lower Burdekin
- Space tech helps expose water weeds in Gwydir wetlands
- Coordinated, inter-agency feral pig control preserving NSW wetland environments
- Unlocking the potential of wetlands in South-East NSW
- Big Plans for Clybucca Wetlands
Information underpinning wetland protection
- Tracking carbon in Australia’s wetlands
- Global tourists flock to the Peel-Yalgorup Ramsar site
- ‘Walking the Landscape’ to improve catchment understanding in Queensland
- NGO preparations for Ramsar COP 13
Focus on communities
- Thomas Lagoon and Arding Landcare: finding their future together
- Hunter Local Land Services helps revive internationally-recognised wetlands
- Gladstone Myco Restoration Project—an innovative approach to community engagement
- Ballina Wetland Restoration Education Pilot Project—a successful partnership
- Ramsar wetland infotainment
- Scout Group does regular beach clean-up at Cobourg Peninsula Ramsar Wetland, Northern Territory