Wetland Action’s Functional Landscape Approach

Key Publications by Wetland Action EEIG Members (2000 – 2017) and Wetland Action Network Associates (2018 – )

McElwee, G and Wood, A. (2018) ‘Wetland entrepreneurs: diversity in diversification in Zambian farming’ Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development.

Dixon, A and Carrie, R (2015) Creating local institutional arrangements for sustainable wetland socio-ecological systems: lessons from the ‘Striking a Balance’ project in Malawi. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology 23, 1.

Wood, AP, Dixon, AB and McCartney, M (2013) Wetland Management and Sustainable Livelihoods in Africa. Earthscan, London

Binns, JA, Dixon, AB and Nel, E (2011) Africa: Diversity and Development. Routledge, London.

Dixon, AB, Hailu, A, Semu T and  Taffa, L (2009) Local responses to marginalisation: human-wildlife conflicts in Ethiopia’s wetlands. Geography 94, 1, p38-47

Wood, AP, Sellamuttu, SS  and De Cruz, R (2009) ‘Managing water in wetlands for people’.In Mundy, P (ed.) Planting trees to eat fish. Field experiences in wetlands and poverty reduction.  Wageningen, Wetlands International, p 101-108

Ndiyoi, M, Sampa, JB, Thawe, P and Wood, AP (2009) ‘Striking a balance: maintaining seasonal dambo wetlands in Malawi and Zambia.’  In Mundy, P (ed.) Planting trees to eat fish. Field experiences in wetlands and poverty reduction.  Wageningen, Wetlands International, p. 27-39

Howard, GW, Bakema, R and Wood AP (2009) ‘The multiple use of wetlands in Africa’. In Maltby, E (ed.) The  wetlands handbook,  Blackwell, Oxford, p 850-875

Maconachie, R, Dixon, AB and Wood, AP (2009) Decentralization and local institutional arrangements for wetland management in Ethiopia and Sierra Leone. Applied Geography, 29, 2, p269-279.

Buch, A and Dixon, AB (2009) South Africa’s working for Water programme: A win-win situation for environment and development? Sustainable Development, 17, 3, p129-141.

Dixon, AB (2008) The resilience of local wetland management institutions in Ethiopia. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography 29, 3, p341 – 357

Wood, AP and van Halsema, GE (Eds) (2008) Scoping agriculture-wetland interactions: Towards a sustainable multiple response strategy. FAO, Rome

Dixon, AB (2003) Indigenous management of wetlands: experiences in Ethiopia. Ashgate, Aldershot.

Dixon, AB and Wood, AP (2003) Wetland cultivation and hydrological management in East Africa: Matching community and hydrological needs through sustainable wetland use. Natural Resources Forum, 27, 2, p 117 – 129 

Dixon, AB (2002) The hydrological impacts and sustainability of wetland drainage cultivation in Illubabor, Ethiopia. Land Degradation and Development, 13, 1, p 17 – 31 

Wood, AP ( 2001) ‘Gender and wetland development’.  In Dellalegn, Y (ed.) The wetlands of Ethiopia. IUCN, Gland, p 58-66

Wood, AP and Dixon, AB (2000) EWRP Objective Summary Reports. Unpublished Report, The University of Huddersfield.


‘Striking a Balance’ Policy Briefing Papers (2009)

SAB Policy Briefing 1 – The Striking a Balance Approach

SAB Policy Briefing 2 – Local Institutions and Wetland Management

SAB Policy Briefing 3 – Ecological Assessment of Wetland Health

SAB Policy Briefing 4 – Wetland Policies

SAB Policy Briefing 5 – Adaptive Responses to Climate Change

Wetland Action Video

Striking A Balance – Dambo Management and Poverty Reduction in Zambia & Malawi (2011)

Wetlands supporting livelihoods in Malawi and Zambia (2008)