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In his Article “Why we need even more wetlands” (Irish Times, Feb 13 2016), Michael Viney makes the strong case not only for conserving our existing wetlands, but for the creation or “reanimation” of new ones. The article highlights the role that wetlands can play as an envirnomental “moderator”, particularly in the context of the affects of climate change. Viney explains how wetlands can play an important part in acting as de facto reservoirs during times of drought or holding back exceptional water flow during flooding.

Read his article online at The Irish Times.