The 2nd International Conference on Natural and Constructed Wetlands is taking place this year in Galway, June 23rd to 25th, hosted by NUI Galway.
Conference themes include: Wetland ecology and conservation, wetlands and climate change/carbon cycling, peatlands, wetlands in watershed management and flood control and stakeholder collaboration in wetland conservation.
More details to follow.
World Wetlands Day occurs annually on February 2nd, marking the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on February 2nd, 1971. It was established to raise awareness about the value of wetlands for humanity and the planet, and was celebrated for the first time in 1997. Each year, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and groups of citizens at all levels of the community, have taken advantage of the opportunity to undertake actions aimed at raising public awareness of wetland values and benefits.