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12th SWS Europe Chapter Meeting

May 04, 2017 08:00am -
May 06, 2017 05:00pm
Campus Gambelas, University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal

Event Description

Venue and Accommodation                           Registration Rates

Sustainable Management of Wetlands: exploring novel approaches for water management, biodiversity conservation, restoration, pollution control and climate change.  

Sustainable Management of Wetlands will explore the novel approaches for water management, biodiversity conservation, restoration, pollution control and climate change. Sessions will include themes on wetlands in a water-wise eco (bio)-based industry, the ecological quality of lakes and reservoirs, river conservation in regards to facing agriculture intensification and climate and conservation and conflicting interests in coastal lagoons.

Sub-themes include: 

  • Paludiculture as a sustainable use of wetlands
  • Ecological quality and conservation of wetlands
  • River conservation: facing agriculture intensification and climate
  • Wetlands and water quality​

Keynote Speakers: Jan Vymazal (University of Prague) and Eva Hernandez (WWF), Hans Joosten (University of Greifswald) and Gillian Davies (SWS President). 

Scientific Committee (SWS):

Keith Edwards (University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic)
Matt Simpson (WWT, UK)
Jos Verhoeven (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Dominik Zak (IGB-Berlin, Aarhus University, Denmark)
Rob McInnes (Littleworth, UK)
Ülo Mander (University of Tartu, Estonia)
Jan Vymazal (Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic)
Susana Romo (University of Valencia, Spain)
Diederik Rousseau (University of Gendt, Belgium)
João Manuel Bernardo (University of Evora, Portugal)
Luis Cancela da Fonseca (University of Algarve, Portugal) 
Maria Isabel Violante Cacador (University of Lisbon, Portugal) 

Student Competitions
Student Poster Competition and Student Presentation Competition - all student posters and presentations submitted to the conference will automatically be included in a poster and presentation competition. The winners will each receive €250.


We will kick of the chapter meeting on May 4 by joining the European Pond Conservation Network (EPCN)'s 7th European Pond Conservation Network Workshop + LIFE CHARCOS Seminar: Ponds in a Changing World for field trips and a conference dinner! The EPCN conference will also be held at the University of Algarve in Faro, Portugal, on May 1 - 4, 2017. We strongly encourage attending both meetings, the entire week of May 1 - 6, 2017.

By joining with EPCN, we hope to enhance collaboration in wetland restoration, conservation and other land-use science, as well as find solutions for reoccurring problems. We want to encourage the discussion of new wetland conservation, restoration and management research. To learn more about EPCN's Ponds in a Changing World workshop, please visit the 7th EPCN+LIFE CHARCOS Seminar website. If interested in registering for both the SWS Europe Chapter Meeting and the 7th European Pond Conservation Network Workshop + LIFE CHARCOS Seminar, please register on the EPCN registration site.​ View the full program here

Thursday, May 4

-Joint field trips with EPCN (also open to SWS attendees)

Please note that the field trips to Vila do Bispo and Sagres are dedicated to ponds while the field trip to Vascão stream is dedicated to wetlands. Field trip participants may choose which field trips they would like to attend.  

-Joint conference dinner with EPCN

Friday, May 5

12th SWS Europe Chapter Meeting

Saturday, May 6

12th SWS Europe Chapter Meeting (continued)

Sunday, May 7

One-day, post-conference excursion to Doñana National Park (optional). - SOLD OUT
If you want to go on this field trip, please book your return flight and your hotel checkout on Monday, May 8, 2017. All participants registered before February 28 will be contacted and asked if they want to book this excursion. We will spend about 5 hours in Doñana national park. More details on this trip to follow. 

(Please note: the registration fees are the same for early and regular registration since there was no early registration period.)

Event Type:Membership
Category:Annual Membership Meeting
Early registration ends on Oct 31, 2016.
Regular registration starts on Nov 01, 2016 and ends on Apr 14, 2017.
Late registration starts on Apr 15, 2017.
(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London




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