Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is a great honor for Nanjing University of China to host the 10th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference (IWC). We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 10th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference, which will be held at Changshu, China, 19-24 September 2016.

The 10th INTECOL IWC will be an excellent opportunity to learn and share recent advances in our understanding of wetland biodiversity and ecosystem management, the functional roles of wetlands in wastewater treatment, wetland restoration, ecosystem services, and the ‘wise use’ of natural resources for sustainable development. The conference will have profound and historically-significant effects on the wetlands research and management of China and the world.

Changshu, a small city in Jiangsu Province, called Yu for short, is located in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. Its envied cultural history, beautiful landscape and abundant products have won itself a great admiration in east China. Thanks to its 5,000 year-long rich history of culture & civilization, and ecological protection achievements, Changshu has won the accolade of National Famous Historical & Cultural City. The warm hospitality of the Changshu citizens, the unique oriental cultural heritage, and the beautiful natural setting will make the 10th INTECOL IWC a memorable experience for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you in Changshu 2016!


Jun Chen
President of Nanjing University, China
Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee

R. Eugene Turner
Louisiana State University, USA
Co-Chair of INTECOL Wetlands Working Group
Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee