Wet Loss, Net Loss: The Impact of Policy and Climate Change on Wetlands

Wet Loss, Net Loss: The Impact of Policy and Climate Change on Wetlands

When: May 15 & 16, 2019

Where: Cape Breton University

Cape Breton University in partnership with the Cape Breton Island Wildlife Association, CBRM Water Utility, and Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources (UINR) will be hosting “Wet Loss, Net Loss: The Impact of Policy and Climate Change on Wetlands”, a symposium and workshop focused on management planning and policy change around Wetlands.

The event consists of a one-day Wetlands Symposium (free and open to the public) and a one-day Wetlands Policy Workshop (by invitation only).

The symposium on May 15, will aim to inform and educate about wetlands and to bring attention to emerging issues unique to Cape Breton Island/Unama’ki, and within the context of climate change. Lunch will be provided.

The aim of the workshop on May 16, is to identify emerging issues of policy implementation, using Cape Breton Island/Unama’ki as a case study. Participants with expertise in relevant disciplines, including wetland practitioners and land-use policy and decision-makers, from academia, municipal, provincial and First Nations governments, and non-government organizations (including, but not limited to, hunting, fishing, wildlife and environmental groups) will have the opportunity to contribute to the evaluation of wetland policy and practice for addressing current and future wetland loss issues in CB.

Wetlands Symposium

May 15, 2019 – Cape Breton University (Verscheurn Centre)

This event is being coordinated by Cape Breton University, in partnership with the Cape Breton Island Wildlife Association, CBRM Water Utility and the Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources. This symposium will inform and educate participants about Wetlands and bring attention to emerging issues unique to Cape Breton/Unama’ki and within the context of Climate Change.

This all-day event is free and open to the public, with lunch being provided.

Please note that registration is now closed for the 2019 Wetlands Symposium

Symposium Agenda

For More Information

Wetlands Organizing Committee

wetlandssymposium@gmail.com

Dr. Barb Glassey, Department of Biology, Chair of the Wetlands Organizing Committee

 

The Wetlands Symposium & Workshop is organized by Cape Breton University in partnership with the Cape Breton Island Wildlife Association, CBRM Water Utility and the Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources. Along with these organizations, the Wetlands Symposium and Workshop could not be made possible without help from our additional sponsors.