Society of Wetland Scientists

SWS is an international organization of about 3,500 members dedicated to fostering sound wetland science, education, and management.

Madison, WI

The mission of the Society of Wetland Scientists is to promote understanding, scientifically based management, and sustainable use of wetlands.
Our specific goals as outlined in the 2005-2010 strategic plan are to:

  • Promote basic and applied wetland research of high quality
  • Support wetland education and public awareness of wetlands
  • Provide forums to disseminate the latest scientific results
  • Promote science-based stewardship of wetlands
  • Encourage incorporation of sound wetland science into policy
  • Foster the international scope of wetland science and SWS
  • Ensure that the growth and evolution of SWS are sustainable

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