Call for Abstracts

For any inquiries please contact the AWS Secretariat.


  • Abstract submission: 01 May – 15 June 2024
  • Abstract review and selection: June 2024
  • Notification of abstract/side event/exhibition selection: July 2024
  • Presenter registration: July-August 2024
  • Submission of final version of abstracts: September 2024
  • Deadline for oral presentation material submission: October 2024
  • Early bird registration for participants: June -August 2024
  • Regular registration for participants: August – November 2024

Types of Presentation

  • Oral presentation: Authors will have opportunities to present their work and research activities in the sessions with 20-minute time slots.
  • Poster presentation: Poster sessions will be arranged within a designated area allowing authors to display their work and research activities through posters on panels.

Abstract Submission Format

  • Use Abstract Template
  • Abstract Title
  • Authors & Corresponding Authors with affiliations and contact information
  • 500-600 words, written in English
  • 3 key words

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Anonymized Review

The evaluation of the abstract is performed by reviewers who do not know the identity of the author or session proposer. All abstracts go through anonymized review for quality, rigorous methods, and clarity. There are no guarantees that abstracts will be accepted. Only a limited number of presentations can be accepted due to the limits of time and venue. Please ensure that you submit your abstract using the Abstract Template.

Submission Process

Please note that all submissions should be submitted using the Abstract Submission Form. The Call for Abstracts open on May 1 and close on June 15, 2024. The review of abstracts are conducted in June 2024 and authors are notified of their accepted abstracts in July 2024. Presenters are invited to register from July to August 2024. Final versions of abstracts are set in September 2024 and the deadline for oral presentation materials is October 2024. Each abstract submission must be unique and may not be presented in multiple presentation types.

Selecting the Appropriate Topic

During the submission process, you will be asked to indicate a topic to which you are submitting the abstract. The International Steering Committee and its agencies reserve the right to transfer an abstract to a more suitable topic. The topics for the symposium are the following:

1Wetlands and climate change adaptation and mitigationWetland ecosystems as a key solution for climate change mitigation and adaptation that includes Eco-DRR, GHG emissions, carbon sequestration and neutrality, and carbon sinks
2Wetland restorationWetland ecosystem and species restoration approach and case studies towards sustainable wetland management
3Wetland biodiversityWetland biodiversity that defines its richness and abundance, and discuss important species and habitats including wetland birds
4Conservation and wise use of wetlandsResearch and case studies on protecting and conserving wetlands and relatively small wetlands located in either rural or urban areas that support the livelihoods of local communities and biodiversity
5Wetlands and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)Practices and studies to discuss the role and contribution of wetlands to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to water, food security, health, and biodiversity (SDG 2,3,6,14,15)
6Wetland education in the formal education sector (wetland schools)                                    Case studies facilitating wetland schools and wetland education programs in the formal education sector at the national and regional levels in support of implementing Ramsar Resolution XIV.11 Wetland education in the formal education sector
7Innovations in CEPA approaches                        Innovative approaches and studies for CEPA (communication, capacity building, education, participation, and awareness) activities from diverse wetland stakeholders
8Nature-positive economy and wetlandsBest practices and case studies from the business sector that consider direct contribution to wetland conservation by shifting economic policy making in a nature-positive way. Case studies on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) approaches may also be included in this session.
9Regional review of draft resolutions for Ramsar COP15 (Ramsar National Focal Points)Share information on draft resolutions for Ramsar COP15 that will be submitted from the region (Ramsar NFPs are invited)
10Wetlands and sustainable built environmentCase studies and practices on designing and constructing facilities and infrastructure adjacent to wetlands in consideration of Eco-DRR and sustainable development in urban and rural areas

Notifications and Feedback

All authors will receive an email indicating acceptance or not for the symposium. An announcement will be made on this website and on social media when notification emails have been sent out sometime in late July. Please wait for the announcement in late July and also check your spam or junk folders during this time.

Changes to Papers or Withdrawal

The Book of Abstracts will reflect the information in the submitted abstracts. You may make minor modifications upon consultation with the International Steering Committee or their agencies. Presentations at the symposium must align with the submitted and accepted abstracts. You may not substitute different research if the original research is not complete. Please notify the AWS Secretariat if you request to withdraw your abstract submission.