Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, Kensington, London SW7 2AR
Open to the public (except Friday 31st Jan, which is by invitation only)
Coinciding with World Wetlands Day on the 2nd Feb, 2020 (See Wetlands Day Activities), which this year is focused on the importance of wetlands to supporting life, this exhibition will take you on a journey across Coastal and freshwater wetlands in England and Wales, from the risks they face and opportunities they provide, to how they are perceived and valued, and how they can be managed to maximise benefits to human wellbeing.
You will have an opportunity to explore and celebrate the values of these environments through an interdisciplinary combination of physical science, social science, economics, human and cultural geography, poetry, audio and visual art. You will also have the opportunity to gain further insight or discuss the works with members of the project teams who will be there throughout.
The exhibition is derived from a collation of research findings from two projects, CoastWEB and WetlandLIFE, funded through the UKRI Valuing Nature programme, that have been researching wetlands across Wales and England for the past 3 years. The exhibition will cover work done on mosquito ecology, saltmarsh capacity to influence coastal erosion and flooding, social and cultural value of wetland spaces, and economic valuations of wetlands.
An exibition brief is being produced that details the content of the exhibition and the research behind each installation. It will be made available here closer to the opening date of the exhibition