Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Definition of wetlands and their distribution, types of wetland ecosystems, ecological values – wetlands and biodiversity, wetlands and ecosystem services, socio-economic values of wetlands – wetlands and livelihoods, wetlands and poverty. Wetland Characteristics – limnology and physical-chemical properties of wetlands. Wetlands and climate change. Wetlands assessment and monitoring, threats to wetlands, mitigation measures to wetland degradation, integrated wetlands management planning, national and international institutions (policies and conventions) of relevance to the conservation of wetlands, wetlands-water and sustainable development.