objectives of the society are:
(1) To promote standards and quality of wetland work
Progressive thinking through innovative research and
development (including the creation of
opportunities in the field);
spectrum of involvement;
Collaboration with the various stakeholders;
Accreditation by peer-review.
(2) To further the interest of members through:
Recommended professional fees;
Providing opportunities for continuous training
opportunity to young people interested in the field
through identification of career paths, internships,
mentorships, transfer of skills and linkages with
established role players or promotion and
distribution of information; and
standards and quality control.
(3) To contribute to transformation through:
a wetland community of practice that is
representative of scientific and technical
disciplines, race and gender demographics of South Africa;
towards ensuring representation of race and gender
demographics of South Africa in the membership and management structures of the society.
(4) To create a society for:
Promoting interactions between various stakeholders
involved in the wetland field of practice;
Encouraging best management practice in the wetland
Promoting research through funding and partnership;
distribution of information;
control and peer review; and
Representing the interests of the entire South
African wetland community.