PONDERFUL and EPCN to host major international pond conference

Jun 27, 2024

Freshwater scientists, practitioners and policymakers are invited to an international conference to explore the role of ponds for biodiversity conservation and nature-based solutions at a time of climate change.

International pond conference 2024: Ponds and pondscapes for biodiversity, climate and people is hosted by PONDERFUL and the European Pond Conservation. This major online event will take place on 12th and 13th November, bringing together freshwater scientists, practitioners and policymakers from around the globe to exchange the latest research, practical applications, and policy developments on the importance of ponds for biodiversity, change adaptation, and as nature-based solutions.

All elements of the conference, including attendance, will be free of charge.

The scientific committee is now inviting abstract submissions for 10-12 minute talks (followed by Q&A) and posters. View the conference themes on our website and submit your abstract through our online system. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 19th July 2024.

The two-day event will include sessions on freshwater science, including talks on research on ponds and climate, the value of ponds and pondscapes for biodiversity, modelling and assessment of ponds and ponds’ contribution to regulatory and support services and to wellbeing.

Practitioner focused sessions will include sessions on how lessons learnt from pond science can be applied to inform and support the practices of land managers and advisors, from maintaining and increasing biodiversity to maximising the value of ponds as nature-based solutions.

Sessions on ponds in policy and legislation will focus on the integration of ponds into policy and legislation, nationally and internationally.