The Ōtautahi/Christchurch INTECOL Wetlands Conference Organising Committee is very honoured and excited to host the 11th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference (IWC). We are delighted to invite you to Te Pae, the new Christchurch Convention Centre located by the spring-fed Ōtākaro/Avon River, one of the two iconic rivers that meander through the city and flow into the Ihutai/Avon-Heathcote Estuary. The estuary joined an exclusive list of wetlands making up the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAAF) network in October 2018.
The New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society and New Zealand National Wetland Trust have decided to join INTECOL wetlands next year in lieu of their annual/biennial conference/symposium respectively, we are very excited to have the support of these two science and management-focussed societies.
Don't miss your opportunity to present your knowledge, experience or research at the 11th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference. Ensure you submit your symposium/workshop by Wednesday 31 July, to be considered for the programme.
Sharing traditional knowledge, science and management lessons of wetlands that can be used for:
- Facing the challenges of climate change
- Developing green infrastructure in urban and rural landscapes
- Understanding bio/geo/hydro diversity and wetland functioning
- Promoting sustainable resource use and community wellbeing
- Guiding community ecological restoration projects
 We are using the RAMSAR definition of wetlands as "areas of marsh, fen, peatland or water, whether natural or artificial, permanent or temporary, with water that is static or flowing, fresh, brackish or salt, including areas of marine water the depth of which at low tide does not exceed six metres"
18 - 23 October 2020
Contact: Kate Howden