Importance of Deltas
Home to over 400 million people and a wealth of biodiversity, Asia’s great deltas are critical to the economies, food security and sustainable development of the entire continent. But these deltas are sinking and shrinking at an alarming rate due to human activities.
Dams trap vast amounts of sediment, while unsustainable amounts of sand and gravel are extracted from riverbeds to meet soaring demand for construction. Together, they are starving these great deltas of sediment. This is putting the livelihoods of millions of people billions of dollars in investments and trillions of dollars of economic assets at risk as well as priceless ecosystems.
Secure leadership and political commitments
- Raise the issue of resilient management up the political agenda.
- Mainstream holistic delta visions in each country.
- Increase community participation in decision making.
- Build political partnerships.
- Strengthen regional and transboundary collaboration.
Building with Nature
Building with nature solutions
- Identify & Implement solutions to address the root causes of loss of resilience of deltas.
- Enable decision makers to identify BWN solutions with a Decision Support Framework (DSF).
- Mainstreaming the DSF and BWN Principles into country planning.
- Private sector partners championing BWN
Mobilize financing to turn visions into actions
- Develop a resource mobilization plan for each delta.
- Establish a delta project incubation facility for those needing a financial case.
- Secure financing for a pipeline of projects.
- Push for commitments on financing building with nature investments
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