In 2017, more than half of the global population live in towns and cities. By 2050, that proportion is expected to rise to two-thirds.

Urban wetlands have many benefits and are important to make cities liveable. For example by:

  • Reduce flooding
  • Replenish drinking water
  • Filter waste and improve water quality
  • Improve urban air quality
  • Promote human well-being
  • Enable people to earn a living


Learn more about the importance of urban wetlands here.