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

Sydney Wetland Institute Events

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

Upcoming Events

22 April 2021
9am - 1pm
Online Event: Practical Case Studies: minimising mosquito risks around wetlands and urban landscapes
To provide you with nearly real-life experiences, we will hook you online with mosquito expert, Associate Prof Cameron Webb. In this 4hr session you will hear from him about handling mosquito situations that are otherwise hard to explain.
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18 May 2021
3pm - 4pm
FREE Webinar: Integrating traditional knowledge into ecological frameworks
This webinar will be the 15th session run by the Sydney Wetland Institute (SWI). This is a forum to acknowledge the values and contributions that traditional knowledge offers to solving our ecological problems of today and tomorrow. A successful marriage between tradition and technology is the way forward, also in the context of handling climate change issues. FREE Webinar:
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2 & 4 June 2021 2 Day Workshop: Managing mangrove, (salt)marsh and mosquitoes in complex estuarine wetlands
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 practicing ecologists and academia will be talking on a variety of topics.

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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