Clare County Council’s Biodiversity Officer will be partnering with Wetland Surveys Ireland and the Community Wetlands Forum for a 1-hour online webinar to celebrate World Wetlands Day.
This year’s theme is ‘Wetlands and Human Wellbeing’. The online webinar will be held on Thursday, 1st of February 2024 from 7:30-8:30 pm.
In 2022 and 2023, Clare County Council commissioned Wetland Surveys Ireland to undertake a desktop and field survey exercise of wetland sites in Co. Clare. Wetlands are one of the most important natural resources, not just for biodiversity, but also for the ecological services wetlands provide, such as purification of drinking water, carbon sequestration and storage and flood attenuation.
The first part of the talk will be given by Wetland Surveys Ireland, who will discuss the County Clare Wetland Survey Project and the valuable contributions of wetland ecosystems. The second part of the online webinar will be delivered by Dr Kate Flood of the Community Wetlands Forum. Kate’s presentation will cover the social and cultural relationships that exist between communities and their local wetlands/peatlands, ecosystem services of wetlands and how wetlands can influence well-being. Kate will also cover community mapping projects. An introduction will be given by Clare County Council’s Biodiversity Officer Barry O’Loughlin.
To register for the online webinar and book your place, please email Barry O’Loughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org