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SER 2019 - 8th World Conference on Ecological Restoration: Restoring Land, Water, and Community Resilience

Date: 9/24/2019 - 9/28/2019

Type: Conferences

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): International

Description: This conference is jointly hosted by the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) and the South African Water Research Commission in Cape Town, South Africa. We will bring together colleagues from around the world to discuss and debate the issues and challenges inherent in planning, designing, implementing, and monitoring successful restoration programs in all biomes and on all continents.

The conference theme, “Restoring Land, Water & Community Resilience," is inspired by the South African Working for Water and related initiatives – which are among the best examples of integrating ecological, economic, and social goals under one framework. Discussion about developments in restoration research, practice, and policy will focus 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 include field trips, symposia, workshops, and open sessions, as well as plenary sessions and a dedicated poster session. One of the principal sub-themes is water supply and water security in landscapes all over the world as climate change and degradation increasingly threaten water resources.

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