Wet Loss, Net Loss: The Impact of Policy and Climate Change on Wetlands – Registration Now Open!

Symposium Registration NOW OPEN!

Wetlands Symposium

May 15th, 2019 – Verschuren Centre (Cape Breton University Campus)

Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2019 Wetlands Symposium happening May 15th at Cape Breton University. 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.

Panel guests and keynote speaker information will be made available shortly.

To Register, please follow this link:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/wetlands-symposium-registration-56036839696

 

 

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

Symposium & Workshop

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).

 When: May 15 & 16, 2019

Where: Verschuren Centre (Cape Breton University campus) 

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.

For More Information

Wetlands Organizing Committee

    wetlandssymposium@gmail.com

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