Monday, August 6, 2012

International Wetland Symposium-Nepal (IWS-Nepal) 2012, 7 – 9 November 2012, Nepal

Announcement of the International Wetland Symposium-Nepal (IWS-Nepal) 2012

Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation (MFSC)/Conservation and Sustainable Use of Wetlands in Nepal (CSUWN) in collaboration with International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC), WaterAid (WaterAid) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is proud to announce the hosting of the International Wetland Symposium scheduled in Nepal during 7 – 9 November 2012.

The main aim of IWS-Nepal is to provide a platform for knowledge sharing between national and international researchers and practitioners engaged in the areas of wetlands conservation and management and to provide an opportunity to enhance technical understanding on contemporary issues through plenary discussions. Additionally, the symposium also aims to document best practices and lessons learned in the above mentioned areas.

We hope that through this Symposium, partnership and networking among policy makers, practitioners and researchers will be established across the globe. 

Major Themes 
The four focal themes of the symposium are: 
a. Wetland and Biodiversity
b. Wetland and Ecosystem Services
c. Wetland and Climate Change
d. Wetland Governance

Pokhara, Kaski district, Nepal 

Important Dates 
Announcement and call for papers 12 April 2012
Deadline for abstracts 15 July 2012
First notice to participants 15 Aug 2012
Deadline for full paper submission 15 Sept 2012
Deadline for presentation slide submission 1 Oct 2012

Symposium Contacts 
Samridhi Rijal
Shalu Adhikari 

* For more information about IWS please download the brochure below

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