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Wetland Interviews Initiative

View recent video installments of the Wetland Interviews Initiative

The SWS Wetland Interviews playlist offers videos on YouTube that highlight international connections in wetland science and increases knowledge exchange by interviewing wetland researchers and practitioners from around the world. Through this effort, the ‘Wetland Interviews Initiative’ also incorporates a Wetland Legends Series, by holding interviews with distinguished and prominent wetland scientists. Please check them out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8NOIq5cy6-cKa5fld2EjMrXWdz9usTxA.

SWS is soliciting further suggestions for interviewees that can speak about intercultural, international, and/or interdisciplinary experiences. The interviewee does not have to be a member of SWS. 

The Wetland Interviews Initiative is also seeking SWS members interested in conducting these interviews (in English and other languages).  If you are interested in nominating an interviewee or conducting an interview yourself, please fill out this form. The Wetland Interviews Initiative is hosted by the International Chapter and the SWS Webinar Series in collaboration with New Media Initiative. For any questions, email swsmediaeditors@gmail.com.


June 2020

Interviewee: Dr. Nick Davidson
Interviewer: Anna Puchkoff
Subject: We ask Dr. Davidson about his experiences in wetland conservation, from his childhood interests to his global work on the Ramsar Convention. He describes how Ramsar has fared in implementation since its inception almost 50 years ago, and provides insight and inspiration for improvements and steps moving forward. We talk about the valuable community science to provide updates on the state of wetlands globally, including soliciting survey input from SWS members and all those who get to enjoy wetlands!
View on YouTube.


April 2020

Interviewee: Antonio Lot Helgueras
Interviewer: Tatiana Lobato de Magalhães
Subject: We follow Dr. Lot's career journey during the past 50 years as a professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico as he tells stories of his valuable experiences and insights along the way. He also discusses the aquatic plants in the prehispanic period, his book about iconography and aquatic plants in Mexico City, water management, and the evolution of wetland policies in Mexico.
View on YouTube.


March 2020

Interviewee: Armando Rivas
Interviewer: Tatiana Lobato de Magalhães
Subject: We follow Dr. Rivas' career journey from his experience with wastewater treatment in Japan to his current work as a researcher at the Instituto Mexicano de Tecnología del Agua, IMTA. He tells stories of his valuable experiences and insights along the way. He also discusses his participation as a founder of the Red Panamericana de Sistemas de Humedales.
View on YouTube.

February 2020

Interviewee: Doug Wilcox
Interviewer: Roy Messaros
Subject: We follow Dr. Wilcox's career journey from childhood interests to his current work as a professor at Stonybrook University in NY as he tells stories of his valuable experiences and insights along the way. He also discusses his new book, Wetland Legends.
View on YouTube.


November 2019

Interviewees: Dr. Carolina Rojas Quezada (Institute of Urban Studies, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile), Dr. Juanita Aldana-Domíngue (Universidad del Norte Colombia), Dr. Paola Moschella (Pontifical Catholic University of Peru)
Interviewer: Tatiana Lobato de Magalhães
Subject: Urban Wetlands in Latin America
Three remarkable wetland researchers from Colombia, Peru, and Chile discuss their work on developing a project about urban wetlands in their respective countries. These three researchers won a sustainable research grant for Latin Americans to conduct this research and share their experiences.
View on YouTube.