26.03.2018 - Natural Sciences Sector

Nature-Based Solutions Do Work Everywhere

Constructed wetland for wastewater treatment plant

This article has been written in response to an Op-Ed by Prof. Mike Muller, which was published several days before the WWDR2018 was launched, originally entitled “Why UNESCO’s natural solutions to water Won’t Work in Africa”.

The 2018 World Water Development Report (WWDR2018) is a UN-Water Report that is coordinated and produced by the UN World Water Assessment Programme of UNESCO. It combines information and knowledge coming from various Members and Partners of UN-Water and represents the view of UN-Water collectively. The UN World Water Assessment Programme welcomes debate stimulated by the March 19 release of the WWDR2018 on "Nature-based solutions" (NBS).

This article has been written in response to an Op-Ed by Prof. Mike Muller, which was published several days before the WWDR2018 was launched, originally entitled “Why UNESCO’s natural solutions to water Won’t Work in Africa”.

Some interesting and valid points have been raised the article. However, in the spirit of fostering more constructive debate, some of its claims, facts and misconceptions need to be addressed.

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