The 20th Annual WA Wetlands Conference 2024The Wetlands Centre Cockburn

1st—2nd February 2024
Scientific Innovation, Cultural Wisdom, Artistic Vision and Collective Action for our Wetlands.

Yaankga! Thank you!
For all your gracious support.

We made it!

In its landmark 20th year of exchanging knowledge and ideas on wetlands, the WA Wetlands Conference 2024 has been a platform empowering everyone to become stewards of one of the most valuable ecosystems on earth. We want to take this opportunity to appreciate the contributions of all who made this year's conference possible.


We want to thank each and every one of you who made this Conference a monumental success

  • To our sponsors

    Community Bank Fremantle – Bendigo Bank, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions, Harry Butler Institute – Murdoch University, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, City of CockburnPeel-Harvey Catchment Council, Water Technology, and supporters, WA Poets Inc and Hayden Watkins AV – thank you for your support in making this conference a reality and helping us elevate its standard, delivery and outreach. You inspire us to keep aspiring to go bigger and better, year after year.

  • To Robyn Collard, First Nations facilitators and Traditional Owners

    From the bottom of our hearts, we express our sincerest gratitude. We feel privileged to be a part of the sacred traditions you share and to learn about the cultural knowledge that has been instrumental in preserving the wetlands for countless generations. Your contribution to this conference and to our wetlands is invaluable and deeply appreciated.

  • To our dignitaries, Hon. Peter Tinley AM, MLA, Hon. Dr. Brad Pettitt MLC and Mayor Logan Howlett

    We thank you for not just your significant and impactful messages on the day, but for walking the talk. Your leadership and action is the voice of our wetlands and their future.

  • To each of our presenters

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise and providing invaluable insights into wetland management, restoration, innovation, issues and successes. This event is nothing without the value you bring to the table.

  • To our esteemed artists

    We extend our profound gratitude. Your artwork and discussions significantly enriched the Conference, blending visual art with the critical dialogue on wetland conservation. Deepening our understanding and connection to wetlands, adding immeasurable value and insight, highlighting the essential role of art in environmental advocacy. You made it a beautiful, invaluable experience.

  • To all our delegates

    We are grateful for your attendance and participation in this crucial event and for your commitment to preserving wetlands. Thank you for making it to this important program and for all the work you do for our wetlands and the environment.

  • To our caterers, Little Hawk Freo

    Thank you for the timely and delicious food and for exceeding everyone's expectations once again.

  • To our volunteers

    Your tireless work and devotion in ensuring the smooth running of this conference have been instrumental in its success.

  • To the Centre's chair, board and staff

    We recognize your untiring efforts in organizing and executing this conference. Let's take a bow.

  • Last but not the least...

    Let's not forget each and every one around the world who rallies behind our wetlands. The message is bigger and more important and this event is merely the bullhorn that seeks to amplify it. This year's conference theme of "Wetlands and Human Wellbeing" prompts us to reflect on how invaluable wetlands are to our own health and survival. Let's work together to raise awareness, drive action, and protect the wetlands for future generations. A big huzzah for World Wetlands Day!

The WA Wetlands Conference is set to return in 2025 to our reinvigorated and modernised Centre, amidst the lush bushland surrounding the resplendent Bibra Lake, the heart of the Beeliar Wetlands. We look forward to continuing our tradition of facilitating a meaningful symposium and providing access to quality keynotes, engaging session speakers, inspirational success stories, informative panels, networking opportunities and hands-on workshops.

The Wetlands Centre Cockburn
will return with
The 21st Annual WA Wetlands Conference 2025

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World Wetlands Day Statements 2024

Dr. Musonda Mumba, Secretary General, Convention on Wetlands

Inger Andersen, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme