World Wetlands Day 2022

10th Annual World Wetlands Day Research Symposium at the University of Waterloo


About World Wetlands Day

February 2nd is World Wetlands Day, which marks the day when the Convention on Wetlands was adopted in 1971 in Ramsar, Iran. The Convention is an international government agreement acknowledging the importance of wetlands and plays a central role in the wise use and conservation of these critical ecosystems. To learn more about the Convention, visit:

The University of Waterloo’s WWD event is being held on Wednesday February 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm EST. It is an exclusively virtual event and is being generously supported by the Waterloo Public Library ( through their Zoom webinar account and will be streamed/ uploaded to their YouTube channel.

The proposed schedule for this event will be as follows:

7:00-7:10            Introduction and Land Acknowledgment

7:10-7:40            Distinguished lecture

7:40-7:50            Q&A

7:50–8:10           Panel

8:10- 8:25           Panel Q&A

8:25-8:30            Closing remarks

The confirmed speakers for this event are as follows:



You can view this event on our youtube page: