The SA Wetland Society (SAWS) is excited to announce the newly launched Seminar Series! Based on your responses to our community survey earlier this year, we will be bringing you, on a regular basis, knowledge-sharing sessions and debates directly to your screen.
The first seminar in our series will be by Dr Donovan Kotze, on the 29th of June 2023, @4pm - 5:30pm, on "Using Wetland Assessments to inform Ecosystem Management and Rehabilitation in southern Africa".
Dr Kotze has contributed significantly to the wetland field of practice in South Africa and has been an author on many of the assessment tools and guidelines currently being used.
An attendance register will be available, and attendees can claim 0.2 CPD points. This seminar is free, but it should be noted that all future seminars will be charged R50.00 for non-SAWS members.
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After completing a PhD in 2000 on wetland ecology, the focus of Donovan’s work has remained on wetlands and their sustainable use. He has gained much experience in a great variety of wetlands under many different land-uses, mainly in South Africa, as well as across eastern and southern Africa. He has worked extensively on wetland ecosystem characterization and the assessment of wetland ecosystem services and ecological integrity for many purposes, including evaluation of rehabilitation projects and sustainability assessments. Donovan has participated in many wetland research projects and in the development of several assessment methods such as WET-Health and WET-EcoServices.
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