Wetlands and Water Quality

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Wetlands: Nature's Natural Filter

Fresh water is a vital resource for human society. We depend upon water for drinking, hydropower, irrigation, cooling, and cleaning; for products such as food, plants, and minerals; and for services such as waste purification, transportation, and recreation. Currently, freshwater resources are being depleted and degraded on a global scale. To ensure long-term sustainability of water resources, we must protect and enhance natural landscape features that ensure water quantity and quality in the future.