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Arctic Wetlands Ecosystems

This Belmont Forum project addresses the challenge of building resilience in a rapidly changing Arctic. The project sheds light on human activities that affect Arctic wetland systems and local knowledge about and stewardship of wetlands.

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Project period
The Research Council of Norway (Belmont Forum)
Research section
Water and society

About the project

The full title of the project is “Arctic Wetlands Ecosystems – Resilience through Restoration & Stewardship (AWERRS)”.

Through participatory methods, the project will test and identify solutions to strengthen local participation in the restoration and management of Arctic wetland systems. This will contribute to a more relevant and legitimate management regime of these habitats, securing their ecosystem services, and building resilience in local and indigenous communities that live off or are otherwise dependent on these services. The project engages two forest reindeer herding communities in Sweden.