2020 WA Wetland Management Conference

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2020 WA Wetland Management Conference

31 January @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Anstey-Keane Damplands, Forrestdale, Western Australia

World Wetlands Day, 9am-4pm, Friday 31st January 2020

The Bendat Parent and Community Centre, 36 Dodd Street, Wembley, Western Australia


The Wetlands Centre Cockburn welcomes you to its 16th Annual WA Wetland Management Conference to be held adjacent to Lake Monger at The Bendat Community and Parent Centre, Wembley on Friday 31st January 2020 in celebration of World Wetlands Day, which commemorates the signing of the Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar on 2 February 1971.


The primary objective of the Conference is to provide an annual opportunity for the exchange of information and ideas between wetland practitioners with a focus on the latest developments about how to effectively manage and restore wetlands. The Conference is intended to bring together community conservation volunteers, landowners, educators, local and State Government officers and private sector environmental officers involved with wetland management.


This year’s theme follows the Ramsar theme for 2020 of ‘Wetlands and Biodiversity’. Wetlands are rich with biodiversity and are a habitat for a dense variety of plant and animal species. Latest estimates show a global decline of biodiversity, while wetlands are disappearing three times faster than forests. This year’s theme is a unique opportunity to highlight wetland biodiversity, its status, why it matters and promote actions to reverse its loss. Sub-themes include wetland management and restoration, wetland education and wetland policy.


Minimising impact The conference strives to minimise its environmental impact by encouraging delegates to carpool and bring their own water bottles. We also provide re-usable coffee mugs, glasses and plates, produce

e-program booklets and use recycled paper. We also encourage the display of promotional material on common tables or at exhibition spaces, rather than in conference kits, ensuring only interested persons take the relevant material.


A Conference Steering Committee assists The Wetland Centre’s Conference Organiser. The 2020 Committee includes staff and volunteer representatives from the following community, local and State Government organisations: City of Cockburn; The Wetlands Centre Cockburn; Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions; State Wetlands Coordinating Committee; Western Australian Local Government Association and Wetlands Conservation Society Inc.


Registrations are now CLOSED.


Conference Program
You can download a copy of the Conference Program from the link below.

2020 WA Wetland Management Conference E-Program


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Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, fees are kept to a minimum to enable all sectors of the community to attend.

Thank you to our 2020 Gold Sponsor, the City of Cockburn!



Thank you to our 2020 Silver Sponsor,
the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions!


Thank you to our 2020 Bronze Sponsor,
the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation!


Thank you to our supporters


31 January
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Denise Crosbie
0412 081 540


The Bendat Parent and Community Centre
36 Dodd Street
Wembley, Western Australia 6014 Australia
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