World Wetlands Day Symposium: January 31Export this event to calendar

Friday, January 31, 2014 — 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

EVENT UPDATE: Thank you for your interest in our World Wetlands Day event! We have seen such a swift and positive response that registration is now officially closed. Note, however, that we are still accepting registrations for posters.

In addition, non-registrants are still welcome to attend the lectures and poster session. If the  lecture room (DC 1302) reaches capacity, you will be able to catch the talks live on a video screen in the adjacent Fishbowl (DC 1301), or view the live feed on this website. Lunch will be served first to registrants and then to non-registrants while supplies last. ***

The Ecohydrology Research Group invites you to join us at our World Wetlands Day Symposium for a day of wetlands-themed seminars, poster presentations and panel discussions in celebration of World Wetlands Day! The symposium is on Friday, January 31 in the Davis Centre (DC 1302) at the University of Waterloo.

World Wetlands Day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on February 2nd 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

Seminars, posters and panel discussions will be focused on wetlands themes including biogeochemistry, hydrology, ecology, economics and policy. The day's program includes exciting talks by science and policy experts:  

  • Faisal Moola – Director General (Ontario and Northern Canada), David   Suzuki Foundation
  • Kevin Rich - Provincial Policy Specialist, Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • Sheldon Smith - Senior Hydrologist, Stantec
  • Rebecca Rooney – Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Waterloo
  • Jonathan Price – Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo
  • Prateep Nayak – Assistant Professor, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, University of Waterloo
  • Mike Waddington – Professor, Department of Geography and Earth Science, McMaster University
  • Tim Moore – Professor, Department of Geography, McGill University

Lunch and refreshments will be provided for all registrants. Students and researchers working on wetlands are encouraged to present their research posters, which will be displayed throughout the day. Student posters will be eligible for a poster competition.  

Location 
DC - William G. Davis Computer Research Centre

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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