COVID-19 UPDATE 20 October 2021: We are excited to welcome people back into the Park inline with the NSW Government COVID guidelines. During this period of transition there are still some restrictions in place. Please review our COVID-19 page for regular updates.
Parking in P1, P3 & P4 Car Parks will be free for those attending the Sydney Olympic Park Vaccination Centre's to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, until otherwise advised.
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

28 October 2021
3 - 4pm
FREE Webinar: Improve awareness of wetland management and conservation tools and techniques
This webinar will be the 18th in the series and you will hear about various practical approaches in wetland construction and management. This talk will provide an introduction to key principles in wetland design and construction along with example projects, construction costs and useful resources.
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9 December 2021
1.30 - 2.30pm
FREE Webinar: The FIT Principle: fundamentals for the practice of wetland restoration
It will be the 19th webinar in the series and it will provide you the much needed guidance on the applied techniques that you need to effectively restore sustainable wetland systems.
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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
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