Asian Wetland Symposium

The 10th Asian Wetland Symposium is accepting abstracts and registrations on the theme ‘Wetland-based Solutions’.

AWS 2024 specifically aims to:

  • Raise awareness, understanding, and appreciation of Nature-based Solutions, particularly those specific to wetlands;
  • Share initiatives, strategies, and approaches related to Wetland-based Solutions;
  • Expand networks among Ramsar Sites and wetland managers, wetland schools, Wetland Cities, and other wetland stakeholders in Asia;
  • Enhance youth engagement in the conservation and wise use of wetlands; and
  • Identify the major components of a Strategic Plan on Wetland-based Solutions in the Asian region.

Symposium structure

AWS 2024 is a four-day event consisting of keynote presentations, plenary sessions, parallel sessions, side events, poster sessions, and a field trip to the three wetland areas in the Philippines: the Candaba Wetlands; Pangil River Eco-Park in Laguna de Bay; and the Las Piñas – Parañaque Wetland Park, a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance in Manila Bay.

A side event is being explored where government attendees can discuss positions on certain issues that may be presented at the Ramsar COP15.

Provisional themes for parallel sessions

The parallel sessions will revolve around the main theme ‘Wetland-based Solutions’ with subthemes that will elaborate on:

  1. Wetland biodiversity
  2. Wetland restoration
  3. Wetland conservation and the SDGs
  4. Wetland CEPA
  5. Business and wetland conservation
  6. Engaging the youth in wetland conservation

Find out more on the webpages for the 10th Asian Wetland Symposium.