VA staff are welcome to send news items to Louise O'Halloran, Faculty of Science
Nick, who is also the secretary general of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, was awarded the International Fellow Award for 2010 by the Society of Wetland Scientists. The award, given every two years to individual wetland scientists for their long-term contribution to wetland science, was announced at the Society's recent conference in Salt Lake City. Nick follows Prof David Mitchell who received the award in 2003 and Prof Max Finlayson who received it in 2005. "For me it was a considerable surprise, as while I used to be a wetland scientist, much of my focus for the past 10 to 15 years has been on the issue of understanding the science and translating that into policy relevance," says Nick. "For me working with wetland research science and making sure it is available for policy makers and decision makers is very important."
A workshop for the Faculty's VA staff was held in May 2010 to enable the sharing of information and provide networking opportunities. You can download a PDF of the Feedback from evaluation forms submitted.