Approval for the creation of the Australian Chapter of SWS was granted on 11 August 2000 at the SWS 2000 annual meeting in Quebec, Canada. The Australian Chapter is the first chapter located in a country outside of North America, a fact of which we are quite proud.
The Australian Chapter was founded with the intent of bringing together wetland scientists and other professionals from around Australia (and Oceania) who share common interests in wetland science and management.
SWS Oceania shares the SWS International vision with a regional emphasis on developing and facilitating wetland science, management/practice and policy networks within the Oceania region.
- To promote innovation in wetland science in the Oceania region
- To provide policy guidance underpinned by good wetland science
- To develop and facilitate wetland science, management/practice and policy connections and networks within Oceania, including pacific island communities
- To develop and facilitate connections and networks between the Oceania region and the international wetland science, management/practice and policy community
- To strengthen connections between wetland science, management/practice and policy
- To promote and support wetland science education in the Oceania region
Associate Professor Bradley Moggridge is a proud Murri from the Kamilaroi Nation (Indigenous Australian) is a researcher in Indigenous Water Science (qualifications in hydrogeology and environmental science) and part-time PhD candidate at University of Canberra, he was until June 2021 the Indigenous Liaison Officer for the Threatened Species Recovery Hub under NESP. Bradley has won several awards, has presented widely and is on many committees – from local to international adding to his 25years in water and environmental science, cultural science, regulation, water planning and management, including policy development, legislative reviews, applied research and project management. Bradley hopes to encourage future generations to pursue interests in STEM, promote his ancestors' knowledge of water and mentor emerging Indigenous scientists.
Fire in Wetlands Forum
September 8-9, 2021
An online forum to bring together scientists and managers to share knowledge and experience and identify future priorities for understanding fire impacts, management, mitigation, and traditional burning.