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Sydney Wetland Institute

Connecting wetland science and practice through sharing knowledge


The Sydney Wetland Institute (SWI) is a knowledge hub for best practice in urban wetlands. It provides a focal point for managers, researchers, students, public and the sector as a trusted centre for knowledge and networks relating to urban wetlands in Australia and the rest of Asia-Pacific. It aims to formalise linkages across capacity building activities offered at Sydney Olympic Park and elsewhere to create a recognisable and reliable body for urban wetland education, industry research, community engagement and partnerships.

SWI is an extension of Sydney Olympic Park’s field-based school excursion programs (offered for over 30 years) and Wetland Education and Training (WET) programs delivered for wetland professionals over the last 20 years. SWI also aims to coordinate Technical Tours and Citizen Science activities whilst facilitating further research.


The following services are planned as part of the SWI pilot phase:
• Webinar series
• E-news communications – Wetland Connect
• Virtual training courses
• Customised WET workshops
• Course Accreditation with Macquarie University


Inaugural Launch Webinar

This webinar launches the 12 month pilot phase for SWI. The forum celebrates 20 years of Wetland Education and Training at Sydney Olympic Park, shares lessons learnt and looks to the future of how SWI can serve the sector. Meet a special line-up of Australian and International wetland professionals and discover how you can become a part of this exciting capacity building program.

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