Reclaiming Wetland Values: Marsh, Mud and Wonder

Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, Kensington, London SW7 2AR

Open to the public

Monday 27 Jan — Sunday 2 Feb; except Friday 31st Jan, which is by invitation only (click here for more details)


Coinciding with World Wetlands Day on the 2nd Feb, 2020 (see for special World Wetland 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. 

For details about the exhibits and the projects behind this exhibition please see the Exhibition Guide