World Wetlands Day Conference

The 14th WA Wetland Management Conference
More than 180 wetlanders will gather to celebrate World Wetlands Day at the 14th annual WA Wetland Management Conference to be held on Friday 2nd February 2018, from 9am to 4pm at the Cockburn Wetlands Centre, 184 Hope Road, Bibra Lake. 

Help reduce our environmental impact by viewing our e-program booklet. Available in pdf format here.

What is the 2018 theme? This year’s conference follows the Ramsar theme for 2018 of ‘Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future’. The theme recognises that wetlands provide a variety of benefits and services to urban communities, including increasing our connection with nature and cultural heritage, water quality improvement, habitat for plants and animals, and helping to build resilience in a rapidly changing climate. Sub-themes include wetland management and restoration, wetland education and wetland policy. .

Who attends? Approximately 160 like-minded wetlanders and over 20 speakers come together for a day of networking, information exchange and delicious food.The Conference is designed to bring all sectors together including community conservation volunteers, landowners, educators, local and State Government officers and private sector environmental officers involved with wetland management.

How much does it cost? Registration fees are kept at a minimum to enable all sectors of the community to attend and promote greater understanding and networking amongst the different sectors involved in wetland management. To make this happen we relied on the generous support of our sponsors. The 2018 fees are:

  • $80 corporate (your rego fee is paid or reimbursed by your employer)
  • $65 general (your rego fee is not reimbursed by your employer)
  • $20 concessional (you are unemployed or a community group member)

Who is presenting in 2018? Please click here to view the program.

How do I register? Registrations can be made by clicking on the above ‘register today’ button. Payments can be made via credit/debit card. For purchase orders, cheque or cash payments select ‘pay by invoice’, under payment options. A registration is confirmation of attendance even if paying offline.

Who organises the conference? The Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre Inc, a not-for-profit organisation, organises the annual Wetland Management Conference at the Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre on or close to 2 February in celebration of World Wetlands Day, which commemorates the signing of the Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar on 2 February 1971.

The Centre gratefully acknowledges the assistance provided by the conference steering committee members from the following organisations:

  • City of Cockburn
  • Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
  • Wetlands Conservation Society Inc
  • Wetlands Coordinating Committee
  • Western Australian Local Government Association

How do you subscribe to our conference database? To receive annual conference notices click on this “link” and type ‘Conference Database’ in the ‘Subject Line’.

Please take a moment to thank our 2018 sponsors for their generous support!

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Interested in sponsoring the 2018 event?  Please view our 2018 sponsorship invitation or program booklet. If you would like further information please contact the Conference Organiser on (08) 9417 8460 or send an email.