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Agadir Maroc 6 – 8 Février 2012

Water and Wetlands in the Mediterranean – From Grado to Agadir : The next twenty years.

International Symposium

 International Symposium on Water and Wetlands in the Mediterranean – From Grado to Agadir : The next twenty years.

Agadir Maroc 6 – 8 Février 2012

 Organisation

Ramsar Convention, the MedWet Initiative and the High Commissariat for Water, Forests and Desertification Control of Morocco. BirdLife International, IUCN, the Tour du Valat Research Centre, Wetlands International and WWF International are key partners in the organisation of the Symposium.

  Presentation

Twenty years after the Grado Conference, this new International Symposium aims to review the current situation of water and wetlands in the Mediterranean, identify new challenges and plan for the next 20 years. Important objectives are to highlight the changes occurring in the Mediterranean and their potential impact on wetlands, to identify ways in which wetland resources can be used sustainably, with a strong emphasis on water resources, and to provide ways for closer cooperation between experts and decision-makers in the Mediterranean involved in the water sector, wetlands, biodiversity and other related fields.

Thus, the Symposium will bring together experts on water and wetlands including scientists, wetland managers, conservationists, policy and decision makers and other stakeholders involved in water management and wetland conservation and the sustainable use of wetland resources and services.

The meeting will include plenary sessions and workshops on key issues such as sustainable water resources management, climate change and adaptation, and wise (sustainable) use of wetlands and their services, particularly biodiversity and cultural heritage. A field trip of the Souss Massa Ramsar site, a workshop of young ‘experts’ on Mediterranean wetlands, various exhibitions related to wetlands of the Mediterranean region, presentations of local products and cultural visits in the Agadir region will be organised in parallel.

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