Cooperation sometimes starts at home. In anticipation of World Wetlands Day in February, we take a deeper look in this issue’s cover story at programs that simultaneously work toward conservation and WASH goals. While these programs require intense coordination between differ-ent practitioners whose work is usually independent, we have found that the payoffs are immense and that healthy ecosystems and communities are truly intertwined. The proof is in the wetlands. In the parks around the Oka-vango Delta, where several of these initiatives take place, acacia trees tower, lions roar, and indigenous communities thrive.
Last updated: July 19, 2013