On Friday February 1, 2013, World Wetlands Day was celebrated at the University of Waterloo. The events included an invited lecture by Dr. Corinne Schuster-Wallace from the United Nations University, followed by a poster session highlighting some of the wetlands-related research activities at the University of Waterloo. About 75 people attended the lecture of Dr. Schuster-Wallace, which generated lively discussions. Drs. Kristen Mitchell, Christina Smeaton and Fereidoun Rezhanezad of the Ecohydrology Research Group were the main organizers of the events, while Dr. Philippe Van Cappellen served as master of ceremonies.