What are the major land use changes that impact transboundary wetlands in the Nile Basin, how does it affect biodiversity and ecosystem services and what innovative approaches are available for reverting negative trends? What are the key priority investment areas captured under the wetlands management plans? What is the role of peatlands in the future of the Nile Basin countries’ climate action agenda? What are the Sudd and natural resources related trade-offs that South Sudan must make in pursing different development pathways in the future?
These and many other questions are going to be the points of discussion for the webinar stream on Transboundary Wetland Management running from 9th to 16th March, 2021.
Falling under the theme ‘Investing on Nile Basin Ecosystem Services for Ecological Integrity and Human Wellbeing’, the objective of the webinars is to capitalise on the current understanding and knowledge of the two most critical elements of the Nile basin environment – wetlands and catchments – and explore options for their sustainable management and investment.
The webinars under the Transboundary Wetland Management Stream are:
• Sustainable Use and Management of Wetlands (Wetlands Planning and Investments) (March 9, 2021 14:00 – 16:00HRS (East African Time)
• Wetlands, Peatlands and Climate Change (March 10, 2021 14:00 – 16:00HRS)
• Special Focus Seminar: South Sudan and the Sudd Wetland (march 11, 2021 14:00 – 16:00HRS)
• Environmental Flows and Water Allocation Planning (March 12, 2021 14:00 – 16:00HRS)
• Economic Valuation of Wetland Ecosystem services (March 15, 2021 14:00 – 16:00HRS)
• Understanding the status and hydrology of wetlands in the Nile Basin (March 16, 2021 14:00 – 16:00HRS)
The NBI’s partners for this webinar stream are the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, UN Environment Programme (Ecosystem Services Economics Unit), Wetlands International, Greifswald Mire Center, Ministry of Water and Environment – Uganda, Lake Victoria Basin Commission, Sustainable Water Partnership and IHE Delft Institute for Water Education.
The webinars are organised as part of the 6th Nile Basin Development Forum, under the overarching theme: Rethinking Regional Investments in the Nile Basin: Water | Energy | Food | Environment| Climate Change.
Register now at https://www.eventleaf.com/nbdf to participate and to find out about other upcoming webinars under the following themes:
Theme 1: Water Resources Management
Theme 2: Water-Food-Energy Security Nexus
Theme 3: Environment
Theme 4: Water and Climate
Theme 5: Transboundary Water Governance