Key Publications by Wetland Action EEIG Members and Wetland Action Network Associates

Dixon AB, Mvula A and Carrie RC (2020) A Functional Landscape Approach to managing wetland social-ecological systems: Experiences from the Kankhulukulu project in Malawi. Working Paper, The University of Worcester and Wetland Action.

Self Help Africa (2020) Functional Landscape Approach. Position Paper 4, Self Help Africa, Dublin.

Mvula, A and Dixon AB (2020) Farmer experiences of Tiyeni’s ‘deep-bed’ farming system in Malawi. Research Briefing April 2020, University of Worcester.

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

Carrie, R, Dixon, AB and Mvula, A (2016) A Functional Landscape Approach for sustainable wetland and upland management in Kankhulukulu catchment, Malawi.

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)