11th INTECOL

INTERNATIONAL WETLANDS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE & INNOVATIVE SCIENCE IN WETLAND RESEARCH & MANAGEMENT


10-15 October 2021 | Christchurch, New Zealand

Tēnā koutou katoa, greetings everyone!

Well, that’s it folks! Our conference is now well underway and we are grateful to Conference Innovators and Multi Media Systems making all this possible with a minimum of glitches!

We hope that you have enjoyed all presentations to date. Our plenary speakers David Irwin and Gillian Davies, based on the feedback received, have inspired many many people! And more to come!!!....

Just a few housekeeping matters:

We are encouraging all of you, if you have not done it yet, to fill out your profile page, so attendees who wish to connect with you, can do so. Full names and where you work are helpful to help people connect. We fully respect though that not all may want to fill out other details.

The virtual networking function last evening was a success. ‘It was a lot of fun’ many said! If you want to have side chats during breaks, you can go to our virtual meeting hub (top right) on the front page of the virtual portal.

There is a lot available online beyond our scientific programme.

First go and have a look at our virtual exhibition (accessible from our virtual platform (top right)

Check special events happening between now and our closing session (Thursday 5pm) on:

Networking and Special sessions

Don’t miss in particular the ‘Premiere’ of several documentaries that were edited just on time for our conference. There will be panel discussions after their screening.

Whakaora Te Ahuriri – A Wetland for Te Waihora | Documentary

Celebrates the creation of a constructed wetland in a culturally significant and internationally renowned part of Aotearoa New Zealand!.

Rohe Kōreporepo The Swamp The Sacred Place | Feature documentary screening

Tells about our soft, swampy, misty boggy places of water - springs, fens, bogs, and swamps. By turning our attention to our repo, our swamps, our sacred places, we are turning a key to help dig us out of the looming environmental disasters humanity faces.

Whakahokia te mauri o Oporoa short film | kindly sponsored by Cawthron

Mātauranga Māori, history and science combine in “environmental storybook” of Lake Oporoa

Tonight, we have a book launch

Te Reo o Te Repo – Kei konei tonu au: The Voice of the Wetland – I am still here is the second volume of the Te Reo o Te Repo wetland handbook series published by Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research.

And if you feel like watching relaxing images of wetlands or connect virtually with our wetlands and meet the people that care for them check our page

Virtual wetland visits

For people in Christchurch, don’t miss

Networking function | kindly sponsored by Environment Canterbury

Whakaata mai te Kūkūwai - Reflections from the Wetlands

An exhibition at our public library (Tūrānga) till February

More than 20 rare taonga are on display at Tūranga library, as part of a new exhibition celebrating the special relationship Ngāi Tahu has with wetlands.

Have a great time all!

From the Organising Committee

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