What you need to know about water at COP15
Case Study: Central Rift Valley
SIWI’s Dr. Anna Tengberg tells us what researches found when looking at the rapid land-use change in the Central Rift Valley over roughly the last 50 years. They found significant losses of ecosystem services values for water provision and water regulation in the landscape, which is also affecting wetland biodiversity. This paper illustrates the more general conclusions in the Water and Mitigation report about wetlands and land systems, such as the need to protecting water for nature and the multiple benefits that can be generated for both biodiversity and the climate.