World Wetlands Day 2016, 2017 & 2018. Publicity materials to explain complex issues.
In 2017, Gabriel Mejia, a civil engineering student from the Philippines, aged 21, won the World Wetlands Day photo contest with this view of the Gabaldon floodplain of Neuva Ecija.
Following the successful World Wetlands Day 're-set' in 2015, the Ramsar Convention asked me to author its publicity materials.
2016: Wetlands and livelihoods
Wetlands provide a living to over a billion people through tourism, fishing, transport and other sectors. Many of these livelihoods are sustainable, particularly in developing countries.
2017: Wetlands and disaster risk reduction
Wetlands act as buffer against the increasing number of extreme weather events, and enable the affected communities to bounce back more quickly.
2018: Wetlands and cities
In urban areas, wetlands are in special danger of loss and degradation. But when preserved and restored, wetlands reduce flooding, improve water quality and enhance well-being in cities.
Sample material: World Wetlands Day 2016 and 2017
For each of these years, I researched and authored a range of hand-outs designed for classroom use and as mini posters. For 2017, I also authored a World Wetlands Day guide for teachers and organizers.
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Graphic design for Ramsar Convention publications by Stefan Wassmer (2016) and Damien Gallay (2017).