Putrajaya is a city planned and built to meet the challenges of the new millennium. It is A City in a Garden that turns to nature for inspiration, resulting in a landscape dominated by the picturesque Putrajaya Lake. A high standard of lake water quality is one of the most important factors for the success of this scenic centerpiece, and the solution was found in simulating yet another gift of nature - with the construction of Putrajaya Wetlands.
Malaysia's new Federal Government Administrative Centre of Putrajaya is not just a new city. It also represents the coming-of-age of Malaysia as a dynamic and progressive member of the global community committed to the concept of sustainable development. Wetlands are defined by the Convention of wetland of International Importance (the Ramsar Convention 1971) as; "Land inundated with temporary or permanent water that is usually slow moving or stationary, shallow, fresh, brackish or saline, where the inundation determines the type and productivity of soils and the plant and animal communities".