World Wetlands Day Conference

The 15th WA Wetland Management Conference
More than 180 wetlanders will gather to celebrate World Wetlands Day at the 15th annual WA Wetland Management Conference to be held on Friday 1st February 2019, from 9am to 4pm at The Wetlands Centre Cockburn, 184 Hope Road, Bibra Lake. 

What is the 2019 theme? This year’s conference follows the Ramsar theme for 2019 of ‘Wetlands and Climate Change’. The theme highlights the important role of wetlands as a natural solution to climate change. Sub-themes include wetland management and restoration, wetland education and wetland policy.

Who attends? Approximately 180 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 2019 fees are:

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

Who is presenting in 2019? Please click here to view the 2019 program.

How do I register? Registrations close Thursday, 24th January 2019. Please click here to register.  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 Wetlands Centre Cockburn, a not-for-profit organisation, organises the annual Wetland Management Conference at The Wetlands 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 2019 sponsors and supporters for their generous support!

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Interested in sponsoring the 2019 event?  Please view our 2019 sponsorship invitation or program booklet. If you would like further information please contact the Conference Organiser on (08) 9417 8460 or send an email.