Town Centre - Group looking at the wetlands - Photo by Rick Stevens

Sydney Wetland Institute Events

Considering the current uncertainties around COVID-19 Sydney Wetlands Institute (SWI) offers a pilot program for 12-months including the delivery of regular webinars, online networking events and customised WET programs.

Upcoming Events

24 and 26 August 2022

Hands-on Workshop: Monitoring the health of creeks, streams and other wetlands by applying standardised techniques for multiple lines of evidence

Enjoy this two-day program, with day-1 as the fully virtual delivery and day-2 as the full face-to-face (onsite at Sydney Olympic Park). A range of practising ecologists, scientists and managers will be talking on a variety of topics. This is delivered in partnership with the Water, Wetlands & Coasts Science branch of the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

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 1.30pm – 2.30pm (AEST), 14 September 2022

Free Webinar: Sydney Olympic Park - managing for biodiversity in an urban green space

This webinar is the 21st in a series of webinars that Sydney Wetland Institute (formerly known as WET Program) has been delivering since June 2019. This session will focus on the was the Sydney Olympic Park balances the demands for recreation while retaining habitat for a diverse range of fauna species, including threatened species.

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Seeking Presenters

SWI is seeking presenters for various modes of communications:

  • Webinar talk (approximately 40-min of power point presentation)
  • Virtual training courses (includes pre-recorded video, power point presentation and online talks)
  • Face-to-face training courses (includes face-to-face talks and tutorials, case studies and workshops)
  • Short seminars (mainly case studies, short talks on a topic)

Please contact us on if you are interested. This should be a great opportunity to share your expertise, connect with practitioners and promote your interests.


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.

Past Events

12 June 2019

Importance of and challenges in managing urban wetlands in Australia Prof Max Finlayson
Prof Max Finlayson 
19 Sep 2019
Understanding wetland ecosystem services as a means to deliver biodiversity conservation
Dr Rob McInnes
17 Oct 2019
Balancing the health of people and wetlands in the context of rising mosquito nuisance
A/Prof Cameron Webb
28 Nov 2019
Food traceability and quality authentication for sustainable business
Dr Debashish Mazumder
19 Dec 2019
Quantifying the benefits of urban mangroves to better understand their Ecosystem Services
Dr Dan Friess
17 Jan 2020
Wise Use principle of wetland management: how wise is the concept?
Dr Ritesh Kumar
12 Feb 2020
The value and state of the world's wetlands and the role of Ramsar Convention in wetland conservation
Dr Nick Davidson
31 Mar 2020
Mangrove response to sea-level rise over multiple timescales
Prof Neil Saintilan
Geraldene (Mia)
14 May 2020
Essential Design Components for Urban Constructed Wetland
30 Jun 2020
Challenges in managing estuarine lagoons
Daniel Wiecek
23 Jul 2020
Cenceptual models for managing wetlands
Dr David Rissik
15 Sep 2020
The Saving our Species Green and Golden Bell Frog (GGBF) project, and the factors driving GGBF occupancy
Dr Enhua Lee 
 22 April 202122 April 202122 April 2021  Practical Case Studies: minimising mosquito risks around wetlands and urban landscapes Associate Prof
Cameron Webb
 18 May 2021  Integrating traditional knowledge into ecological frameworks  Webinar: Sydney
Wetland Institute
 9 December 2021  The FIT Principle: fundamentals for the practice of wetland restoration  Andy Herb
  23 and 25 March 2022  Wetland Training: Blue Carbon: Science, Policy and Implementation in Australia  Webinar: Sydney
Wetland Institute
 Wednesday 4 May 2022  Bacon and Eggs, Salt and Pepper, Gross Pollutant Traps and Wetlands … everything has its perfect partner  NSW Environment Protection Authority