Water and Wetlands in the Mediterranean

Venue: Agadir

Location: Agadir, Morocco

Event Date/Time: Feb 06, 2012 End Date/Time: Feb 08, 2012
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The Symposium is being organised by the Ramsar Convention and its MedWet Initiative, the High Commissariat for Water, Forests and the Fight against Desertification Control of Morocco as well as a number of environmental organisations such as BirdLife International, IUCN, Tour du Valat Research Centre, Wetlands International and WWF International. Main sponsors of the Symposium are the MAVA Foundation, the Italian Ministry of Environment and MedWet.

This major event is being organised twenty years after the key conference on Mediterranean wetlands, which took place in Grado, Italy and gave rise to the MedWet Initiative. It aims to bring together main conservation and policy actors in order to review the current situation of water and wetlands in the Mediterranean, assess the new challenges and plan for the next twenty years.

The current situation and challenges will be reviewed through six thematic workshops that will deal with key issues that affect wetland ecosystems such as human pressures and wetland services, adaptation to climate change, values of wetland cultural services, sustainable use of wetland resources and wetland ecosystems biodiversity and its values. Real facts and figures on the status and trends of Mediterranean wetlands will accompany the workshops based on the conclusions of the first report of the Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory. Various side events will be available, for more information please visit http://agadir2012.medwet.org/.