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International Summer School in East Africa on Sustainability in the FOOD-WATER-ECOSYSTEM Nexus in Sub Saharan Africa

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The University of Bonn, Germany, and Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, call for doctoral and postdoctoral scientists from Sub Saharan Africa or Germany with an interest in interdisciplinary research in the field of the FOOD-WATER-ECOSYSTEM Nexus in Sub Sahara Africa. The Summer School, held March 12 - 18, 2018, at Makerere University in Ka...
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Call for reviewers

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is seeking reviewers for its first order draft of the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, a s indicated in this outline . Wetlands and wetland management are relevant in several places: Volume 1, chapter 1; Volume 4, chapter 7; and Volume 5, chapte...
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NCC celebrates Native American art

September 26, 2017 -  The North Central Chapter will celebrate the interaction between Arts and Science, and the intrinsic connections between Native American culture, water and wetlands, by sponsoring a Native American art exhibit. The chapter recognizes the traditional, cultural and spiritual importance of water and wetlands to people around...
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Submit paper for consideration in a special feature of Wetlands and for a symposium in the 2018 SWS Annual Meeting

August 11, 2017 -  Wetlands have been at the center of human evolution and the development of this planet's diverse cultures. Without water we would not exist. While the mission of the SWS is "to promote understanding, conservation, protection, restoration, science-based management, and sustainability of wetlands" the relationship between huma...
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SWS President's Report

July 12, 2017 - Arnold van der Valk, Ames, IA  Internationalizing SWS One of the major objectives of the SWS Strategic Plan 2015-2020 is to make SWS an effective international scientific society with a global reach. This plan identified a number of specific actions that should be taken to achieve this strategic objective. Some progress ha...
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2017 SWS Annual Meeting

June 21, 2017 -  Over 470 people attended the 2017 SWS Annual Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, including 122 students, 95 field trip participants and 120 attendees at the closing event. With over 400 abstract submissions and a very popular silent auction, the meeting was a success thanks to all of our SWS supporters! Congratulations to all wh...
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SWS San Juan Statement on Climate Change and Wetlands

June 8, 2017 -  SWS issued the Society of Wetland Scientists San Juan Statement on Climate Change and Wetlands at the 2017 SWS Annual Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on June 5 - 8, 2017. Over 200 attendees signed the statement in support. The Statement reads as follows: "The following participants at the Society of Wetland Scientists 2017 An...
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SWS supports the Herring River Restoration Project

June 6, 2017 -  SWS sent a letter of support for the Herring River Restoration Project at the Cape Cod National Seashore in Wellfleet and Truro, Massachusetts. Project partners and supporters include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Massa...
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SWS supports FY2018 funding for scientific research and education

May 23, 2017 -  SWS joined the American Institute for Biological Sciences (AIBS), and many other leading biological science organizations, in signing a letter to Congress urging strong investment in scientific research and education in fiscal year 2018, and rejecting deep cuts to federal research programs, such as those proposed by the U.S. Pr...
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Youth art contest finalists announced

May 15, 2017 -  To celebrate World Wetlands Day this year, SWS sponsored a youth art contest that ran from February 2 - April 2. We collected art from children all around the world, in celebration of this international wetlands day. Students in grades 1 - 5 were asked to draw their favorite wetland, while students in grades 6 - 12 were asked t...
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