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ORGANISATIONS  

Europe ...

Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative (MedWet)
MedWet is a forum where 25 Mediterranean countries, specialized wetland centres and international environmental organizations meet to discuss, identify key issues and take positive action to protect wetlands, for man and for biodiversity. MedWet helps also Mediterranean countries to evaluate economic, social and biodiversity values of wetlands, provide technical tools and ensure good management of wetlands. This website contains news, links, publications and information about projects, events and vacancies.
http://www.medwet.org

Global ...

IUCN - Wetlands and Water Resources
The Wetlands and Water Resources Programme of IUCN aims to improve the conservation and sustainable use of freshwater and tidal wetlands, so that these ecosystems meet the needs of human society and make a greater contribution to the conservation of biological diversity. The website has information about wetlands problems, publications, projects and links.
http://www.iucn.org/themes/wetlands/

RAMSAR - MAB Joint Website
This website provides information on the world's wetland sites that are both Biosphere Reserves under UNESCO's MAB Programme and Wetlands of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.
http://www.unesco.org/mab/ramsarmab.htm

Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
The Convention on Wetlands is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. This website contains information about the wetlands, the Convention, the Ramsar List and access to links, web archives and a photo gallery.
http://www.ramsar.org/

Society of Wetlands Scientists
The Society of Wetland Scientists is a non-profit organization founded in 1980 to promote wetland science and the exchange of information related to wetlands. This website contains links, events, publications and awards.
http://www.sws.org/

Wetlands International
Wetlands International is a global non-profit organization dedicated to wetland conservation and sustainable management. It currently works through 15 country offices in Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, South, east and North Asia, Oceania and South America; with its head office in Wageningen, the Netherlands. This website contains information about wetlands and its relation with livelihoods, biodiversity and climate change; news, events, and a photo gallery, among other things.
http://www.wetlands.org/


ACADEMIC LINKS  

Americas ...

Duke University Wetland Center
The goal of this centre is to provide sound scientific knowledge that will lead to sustainable wetland functions and values for the United States and the world. The centre works toward this goal by conducting, sponsoring and coordinating research and teaching on critical wetland issues. This website contains links, news and projects.
http://www.env.duke.edu/wetland/

Asia Pacific ...

Fujita Research
Fujita Research, US based, is an R&D arm of Japan's 7th largest construction company, promoting sustainable development in construction. Where appropriate, useful reports are made available on line.
http;//www.fujitaresearch.com/reports/wetlands.html

Korean Wetlands Alliance
The Korean Wetlands Alliance is a South Korean umbrella organization of individuals and environmental groups committed to wetland conservation through research, education and action. This website contains research data, an online forum, links and information about the Korean wetlands.
http://www.kfem.or.kr/wetland/

Europe ...

wetHydro - Centre of Excellence in Wetland Hydrology
The scientific research interests of this centre are focused on two areas: hydrological modelling of wetlands and ecological and management issues. The main objectives are to derive nature protection goals including anthropogenic influences (e.g., extensive agriculture) and their impact on water management (in wetlands and in the catchments) and define terms of sustainability for wetland areas. This website contains information about projects, workshops, short courses and conferences.
http://levis.sggw.waw.pl/wethydro/


CONFERENCES  

Europe ...

7th INTECOL Wetlands Conference, Utrecht
25-30 July 2004, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. The mission of this conference to highlight the newest developments in Wetland Science with all its major disciplines and to review this knowledge in the perspective of integrated water resources management world-wide.
http://www.bio.uu.nl/intecol

9th International Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control
27-30 September 2004 held in Avignon, France. Constructed wetlands and stabilisation ponds are both extensive techniques which are used worldwide for treating wastewaters. They offer similar advantages: low energy consumption, low operation and maintenance costs and skills required, while providing high treatment efficiency.
http://www.iwahq.org.uk/template.cfm?name=wetland_systems

World Wetlands Day Conference
www.coastms.co.uk


GUEST FEATURE  

Water Experts Network
Water Experts Network is a virtual network of freelance water experts from all over the world.
http://water-experts-network.org


OTHER USEFUL LINKS  

Americas ...

WetKit - Tools for Working with Wetlands in Canada
WetKit is a web-based tool kit designed to streamline access to practical tools that can help Canadians and kids around the world better understand and manage wetlands. WetKit showcases a wealth of wetland tools and explains how each one can help conserve wetlands.This website contains answer to questions like: What are wetlands? Why are wetlands important? What is happening to wetlands? How can my actions affect wetlands? How can wetlands benefit me? How can I help to sustain wetlands? It also offers news, publications, links and different education tools. Useful tools and resources for all professionals in wetland ecosystems.
http://www.wetkit.net