2nd February of each year is observed as World Wetlands Day to mark the date of adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. The theme for this year is ‘Wetlands and Water’ which seeks to spread awareness on the inseparability of wetlands and water management.
To mark this occasion, Wetlands International South Asia is organising a virtual plenary discussion on issues surrounding wetlands and water in South Asia region.
Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Member of Parliament – Rajya Sabha will grace the occasion as the Chief Guest. Prof Asit K Biswas, Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Glasgow and a global authority on water policy and management issues will deliver the key note address and delve into the ways wetlands-water integration can be pursued in South Asia region and beyond. Dr Sonam Wangchuk (thought leader and the glacier-man of Ladakh) will share his views on bridging the wetlands-water connect in the panel discussions.
For generation of awareness and knowledge dissemination, publications such as guidebooks for wetland managers, Sarovar – the organisation’s newsletter and posters will be released during the event. The event will see participation of representatives from government institutions, think tanks and research institutes, academia, civil society, private sector, and media.
The event is scheduled from 1400-1700 hours and the link for joining the event is –
(Meeting ID: 176 625 0681, password: wwd2021)