Key outputs from the Research Network will be made available for download.

Below is the Parys Declaration on the Importance of Wetlands in Drylands, prepared by attendees following the inaugural meeting of the Network.


Below is the Science Brief prepared as part of the preparations for the United Nations Global Sustainability Development Report 2015.

Brief for GSDR 2015 Wetlands in Drylands TOOTH ET AL

The booklet ’10 Reasons why the Geomorphology of Wetlands is Important’ is provided below, both as a full colour and a printer friendly version.

10 Reasons Geomorphology of Wetlands NEAR FINAL FULL COLOUR

10 Reasons Geomorphology of Wetlands NEAR FINAL PRINTER FRIENDLY

Download the proceedings of WIDS2017, the Wetlands in Drylands Research Network Conference, held at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) from 24-26 July 2017:

WIDS2017 Dynamic Landscapes – Programme and Abstracts

Spanish language versions of the Parys Declaration and the ’10 Reasons’ booklet are also available.  These translations were produced by Alejandra Soledad Bueno as part of a British Council-funded workshop on rivers and wetlands in drylands that was organised by Stephen Tooth and Hywel Griffiths (Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK) and Gabriel Kaless (Universidad de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco, Argentina).


10 razones humedales FINAL

A Statement by three members of the Research Network to mark the 50th anniversary of the Convention on Wetlands on 2nd February 2021 and to highlight the often overlooked importance of wetlands in drylands is here:

Tooth et al 2021 WWD Ramsar & WiDs FINAL

Flash flooding is common along many rivers worldwide, especially – but not exclusively – in drylands.  Although essential for many aspects of ecosystem service provision, flash floods also present many hazards for society.  A booklet outlining the 10 key points that everyone should know about flash floods, including the role of wetlands in managing these events, is provided below.  Both a high resolution and a low resolution version is available, as well as a poster (infographic) advertising the booklet.  The poster is designed to be printed at A1 size but can be scaled to print at smaller sizes (e.g. A3):

10 points flash floods HIGH RES

10 points flash floods LOW RES

10 Points Flash Floods Infographic FINAL

a collaborative international initiative to promote the science and management of these important landscapes and ecosystems