Wetlands are a valuable part of our natural environment, however they are largely misunderstood by the general public. For generations humans have altered, drained, and filled-in our wetland marshes, swamps, bogs, and fens destroying essential habitats that help keep our water clean and provide homes for many different species. It is essential that we recognize the importance of wetlands.
“Wetlands: Sustainability in Perspective” is a multi-disciplinary panel that aims to exchange views on preserving our rapidly disappearing wetland habitats, with a goal to raising awareness about their significance in Canada and the world. Topics will include wetland conservation, restoration, creation, and species at risk.
An expert panel will lead collaborative discussions regarding the issues affecting wetlands in Canada today. These ideas will then be discussed further during breakout sessions following the presentations.
Sponsored by: Engineers Canada, OACETT, National Engineering Month, Seneca Alumni Association, Seneca School of Environmental and Civil Engineering Technology, Seneca Student Federation
9:00 – 9:45 am : Registration / Networking
9:45 – 10:00 am: Opening Remarks
10:00 – 10:30 am: Barry Warner, PhD, Applied Wetland Professor at University of Waterloo
10:30 – 11:00 am: Caroline Charbonneau, MASc, Water Resources EIT at WalterFedy and former graduate student at the University of Guelph
11:00 – 11:30 am: Sara Bowman, MEnvSc | Emily Gray, BA | Special guest “Hot Dog” the snapping turtle, Toronto Wildlife Centre Education Department
11:30 – 12:00 pm: Panel Q & A
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch (provided) / Networking
1:00 – 1:45 pm: Wetland Case Studies in Perspective Breakaway Sessions Part I
1:45 – 2:00 pm: Coffee Break / Networking
2:00 – 2:45 pm: Wetland Case Studies in PerspectiveBreakaway Sessions Part II
2:45 – 3:00 pm: Closing Remarks