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SWS is pleased to provide a webinar series on wetland science topics of interest. The convenience and flexibility of SWS webinars enables you to educate one or a large number of employees at once, reduce travel expenses and maintain consistent levels of productivity by eliminating time out of the office.

Webinar registration is complimentary to all SWS members. Certificates of completion, worth one hour of participation, are available upon request; please contact Kara Miller at kmiller@sws.org, if interested.  If you're unable to participate in the live webinar, all webinars will be recorded and archived for complimentary viewing by members on our Past Webinars page. 

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Upcoming SWS Webinars



Mariam Ali
Ramsar Convention Secretariat's Culture & Livelihoods Partnership

Dave Pritchard
Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

Knowledge about human culture, and its role alongside wetland science in the Ramsar Convention - POSTPONED

In recent years, the Ramsar Convention has developed a thriving program on the relationship between culture and wetlands, including a global Culture Network. This is expanding the Convention’s repertoire of policy, guidance and information on the value basis for wetland conservation, its synergies with other bodies, such as the World Heritage Convention, its strategic orientation on issues, such as traditional and indigenous knowledge systems, and its engagement with local communities. This webinar will give an overview of these developments and will relate them to the role of wetland science.

Mariam manages the Ramsar Convention Secretariat’s Culture & Livelihoods Partnership, which seeks to support the integration of cultural practices, communities and livelihoods within wetland management. Prior to joining the Ramsar Secretariat, she coordinated International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) World Heritage Conservation Team and led the development of World Heritage Outlook. Over the last ten years she has had varied experiences working with protected areas, multilateral environmental agreements, communities and land-use planning. Mariam has field research experience in Indonesia and Madagascar and is of Swiss, American and Somali heritage.

Dave Pritchard is an independent adviser to international Conventions and other organisations in the fields of biodiversity and culture. He originated much of the Ramsar Convention’s technical guidance on assessment, monitoring and reporting, and edited the Convention’s fourth edition guidance Handbooks. Dave serves on a variety of national and international boards, expert groups and networks concerned with heritage, culture and the arts, and he coordinates the Ramsar Culture Network.  


ASWM Webinars

Interested in viewing more webinars? Visit the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) webinar's page to access free webinars. These webinars focus on various topics, mostly relating to a specific project or work group. To learn more please click here



Knowledge about human culture, and its role alongside wetland science in the Ramsar Convention