The Mpumalanga Wetland Forum is delighted to invite you
to the National Wetlands Indaba 2016 at the Forever
Resort Swadini near Hoedspruit in the beautiful
Mpumalanga Province of South Africa.
The Indaba is a cross-disciplinary gathering of
practitioners involved in the conservation and
sustainable utilization of South Africa's wetland
resources. These include scientists, decision-makers,
researchers, conservationists and educators hailing from
various organisations and Government departments.
The 2016 Indaba will be held at the Swadini Forever Resort, from
the 25th to the 28th of October 2016.
Delegates are expected to arrive on the morning of
Tuesday the 25th of October. Please diarise these dates.
The theme for the 2016 National Wetlands Indaba is;
"Forward together for the Sustainability of Our
- as adopted from the Ramsar theme for 2016.
In line with this theme, the Indaba would like to focus
on the benefits that can be derived from wetlands from
both the direct, positive effects on human health of
maintaining healthy wetlands - such as the provision of
food, clean water, pharmaceutical products, etc. - and
the direct negative effects of mismanaging wetlands that
result in the impairment of our health and even the loss
of life - such as through the effects of water-related
diseases, burning peatlands, floods, and water
We look forward to your attendance and enthusiastic
Chairperson: NWI 2016 Organising Committee