WET Workshop - Managing Mangrove, Saltmarsh, Mosquitoes and Migratory Shorebird Habitats in Complex Wetlands

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1 November 2016

Estuarine wetlands in the south-east coast of Australia are under tremendous pressure. This situation gets worse when the likely impacts of Sea Level Rise and Climate Change become clearer.

If you are facing the daunting challenges in managing mangrove, saltmarsh, mosquitoes and habitats for migratory shorebirds then this workshop is just for you.

With more than 14 years’ experience in delivering workshops in wetland rehabilitation and management, this 47th workshop has been carefully tailored around your needs.

Learning Outcomes:

The program is based on experiential learning and hands-on tools and techniques in solving problems around estuarine wetlands. It emphasises primarily on the practical aspects of managing estuarine wetlands in complex urban settings. The sessions will take participants through the following:   

  • Fast-track familiarisation with mangrove-saltmarsh ecosystems
  • Field demonstration of measures undertaken to solve problems in hydrology
  • Examples of adaptive management measures in response to Sea Level Rise and Climate Change
  • Detail discussions in future management challenges

No particular requirements except that participants are expected to have a basic understanding of estuarine wetlands.

Enjoy this one-day program, with a range of practising ecologists talking on a variety of topics.  Speakers include:

  • Mia Dalby-Ball (Ecological Consultants Australia)
  • Dr Cameron Webb (Pathology West – ICPMR Westmead)
  • Dr Swapan Paul (Sydney Olympic Park Authority)   

View full program here

  • Date: 1 November, 8.45am - 5pm
  • Venue: Sydney Olympic Park Education Centre, Bicentennial Park
  • Cost: Registration for one day special rate –$330 (incl. GST). Prices include course contents, meals and site tours.
  • Bookings close:Friday 21st October, 2016. Limited number of places are available.

For more information email education@sopa.nsw.gov.au or call 02 9714 7888.

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