Reclaiming Wetland Values: Marsh, Mud and Wonder

Tuesday, 28th January 2020 - 10:00 to Sunday, 2nd February 2020 - 16:00

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

Joint Symposium: Multiple Values of Nature

Monday, 2nd March 2020 to Tuesday, 3rd March 2020

We are very excited to announce a Joint Meeting of the British Ecological Society Journal, People and Nature, and the Valuing Nature Programme. The meeting will be an international, broad-scope, interdisciplinary event reflecting the ethos of both People and Nature and the Valuing Nature Programme. It will cover many aspects of the multiple values of nature and will broadly fall under three themes as outlined below. The meeting aims to foster cross-disciplinary research collaborations and inform the agenda in this growing and fast-moving research area.

The event will be held at Bristol’s We The Curious from 2 - 3 March 2020.


envecon 2020

Friday, 13th March 2020

The UK’s Network of Environmental Economists (UKNEE)  envecon 2020, which is to be held on Friday 13th March 2020. Now in its 18th year, envecon brings together environmental economists and interested parties from academia, consultancy and the public and private sectors. It is a multidisciplinary, multi-sector conference and provides a unique opportunity to share research methods and results, and practical experience in applying environmental economics in the UK and elsewhere.