Wetland Action is a network of practitioners and academics interested in the sustainable management and use of (seasonal) wetlands.
Originally established in 2000 as a not-for-profit European Economic Interest Grouping with members in the UK and the Netherlands. most recently four parties were involved, namely:
- Centre for Sustainable and Resilient Communities, University of Huddersfield,
- Capricorn Projekt BV
- Inter-Actie Foundation, and
- School of Science and the Environment, University of Worcester
Wetland Action was formed particularly to enhance the synergy between field research and implementation capacity. It has sought to facilitate collaboration between different levels:
- local NGOs supporting community-based initiatives;
- international institutions involved in development co-operation and conventions;
- government agencies involved in wetland policy and management;
- research organisations concerned with sustainable resource management.
Wetland Action has evolved in its functions over time. From 2018 it has focussed on the promotion of exchanges in practices and sciences through an easily accessible web-based network. Individuals, groups and institutions are welcome as network associates including those directly involved in the sustainable management and use of wetlands, as well as those in wider related sectors such as functional landscape management, wetland enterprise and entrepreneurship and natural capital monitoring and management.
Staff and Associates
Prof Adrian Wood – Policy Analysis and Functional Landscape
Dr Alan Dixon – Social-ecological Systems and Community-Based Natural Resource Management
Jonas Sampa – Livelihoods Development and Marketing
James Ellison – Soil and Water Conservation
Patrick Thawe – Natural Resource Management and Community Development
Afework Hailu – Natural Resource Management and Wetland Livelihoods
Albert Msuku – Functional Landscape Approach
Albert Mvula – Functional Landscape Approach and Conservation Agriculture
Alick Mbewe – Fish Pond development and Socio-economic Monitoring
Redson Nyando – Land husbandry