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SER2019 World Conference: South Africa
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8th World Conference on Ecological Restoration
September 22-27, 2019


 We proudly invite you to Cape Town for the 8th World Conference on Ecological Restoration from 22-27 September 2019, jointly hosted by the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) and the South African Water Research Commission.


Call for proposals! We are now inviting proposals for symposia, workshops, and training courses. Learn more - deadline November 30. 


The conference theme for SER2019 is Restoring Land, Water & Community Resilience. Inspired in part by the South African experience with Working for Water and related initiatives,  the theme is intended to help keep discussion about developments in restoration research, practice, and policy focused on the big picture. Projects large and small are typically most successful and have the greatest impact when goals are set from a landscape-level perspective and when socioeconomic and cultural dimensions are incorporated from the start. South Africa provides ample opportunity to see and hear inspiring stories of restoration work that combines outcomes for land, water, and community development simultaneously.

Conference sessions will be organized around a number of regionally and globally important sub-themes, and will include symposia, workshops, and open sessions, as well as plenary sessions and a dedicated poster session. One of the principal sub-themes of the program will focus on how ecological restoration can help improve water supply and water security – not only in a severely drought-impacted region like the Western Cape, but in ecosystems and landscapes all over the world as climate change and degradation increasingly threaten water resources.

Find out more about important dates, deadlines, and announcements for SER2019 here! 

 

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