The primary objective of the Conference is to provide an annual opportunity for the exchange of information and ideas between wetland practitioners with a focus on the latest developments about how to effectively manage and restore wetlands. The Conference is intended to bring together community conservation volunteers, landowners, educators, local and State Government officers and private sector environmental officers involved with wetland management.
This year’s theme follows the Ramsar theme for 2014 of ‘Wetlands and Agriculture’ in support of the decision by the United Nations to declare 2014 the ‘International Year of Family Farming’. The Ramsar slogan ‘Wetlands and Agriculture: Partners for Growth’, places a focus on the need for the wetland and agricultural sectors (and the water sector too of course) to work together for the best shared outcomes.
Sub-themes include wetland management and restoration, wetland education and wetland policy.