Harry Oppenheimer Okavango Research Centre (HOORC)
University of Botswana
HOORC is a centre for the study and conservation of one of the world's largest and most intact inland wetland ecosystems -the Okavango Delta- as well as other southern African wetlands, river basins, watersheds and (since 2007) Kgalagadi dry lands. The research centre was founded in response to plans to use the Okavango for a large scale water supply programme. Situated near Maun, Botswana's northwestern Ngamiland capital on the fringe of the Okavango, HOORC specializes in natural resource management research, emphasizing issues related to tourism, land water, ecosystems, livelihoods and governance and with a focus on influencing policy makers on the region's most pressing environmental issues. Research outcomes are reflected in numerous publications. Our MPhil/PhD Programme in Natural Resource Management supports our research programme.
Olentangy River Wetland Research Park
Ohio State University, USA
The Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park is a university campus facility in Ohio, USA, designed to provide teaching, research, and service related to wetland and river science and ecological engineering. At the research park, we seek to understand: 1) how wetlands function, and 2) if and how we can create and restore wetlands. It is a long-term, large-scale wetland research facility whose mission is the dissemination of wetland science and ecological engineering around the world.
Howard T. Odum Centre for Wetlands
University of Florida, USA
The Howard T. Odum Centre for Wetlands, University of Florida, USA is a Type II Center dedicated to facilitating wetland programs at the University of Florida and helping in the intellectual marketing and transfer of these programs at the state, national and international levels. Cutting across campus departments and disciplinary areas, the CFW fosters interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service regarding wetlands and related resources with an emphasis on sustainable patterns of humanity and environment. The mission of the Howard T. Odum Center for Wetlands is to provide sound scientific knowledge about wetlands that will lead to a better understanding of their role in a sustainable partnership of humanity and nature.
Institute for Land, Water and Society (ILWS)
Charles Sturt University, Australia
The Institute for Land, Water and Society is the leading research group at Charles Sturt University, Australia's largest regional university with five campuses spread across the state of New South Wales. It comprises nearly 250 social, economic and environmental scientists who are making important contributions to regional sustainability.
The Global Wetland Consortium
Global Wetland Consortium was formed to provide platform for establishing greater contacts between wetland centers worldwide for the development of collaborative and comparative research and training programs. Specifically, GWC aims to: :
- foster collaborative and comparative research projects
- exchange information and knowledge about wetlands
- undertake specific capacity building through wetland education and training,
- advise governments and international organizations on wetland issues.