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Water, Water, everywhere nor any a drop to drink1
—the Ramsar Convention turns 40
by Peter Bridgewater
Chair, Joint Nature Conservation Committee
|14:00 - 14:05||Opening Remarks|
Govindan Parayil, UN University Vice-Rector and UNU-IAS Director
|14:05 - 14:45||Water, Water, everywhere nor any a drop to drink—the Ramsar Convention turns 40|
Peter Bridgewater, Chair, Joint Nature Conservation Committee
|14:45 - 15:15||Discussion|
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Dr. Peter Bridgewater is Chair of the UK’s Joint Nature Conservation Committee, and Visiting Professor at UNU-IAS and Beijing Forestry University.
He is immediate past Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention, and has been Director of the Division of Ecological Sciences in UNESCO, Chief Science Adviser to the Australian Environment Department and CEO of the Australian Nature Conservation Agency. He has also been Chair of the International Whaling Commission, Chaired the Sixth Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention, and the Intergovernmental Council of UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere Programme.
He has written extensively on biodiversity issues and International Environmental Governance. His research interests at present include the links between biological and cultural diversity, coastal wetland ecosystems, and the development and operation of science-policy interfaces.
1 The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1798.
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