Pumicestone Catchment Convergence: Insights for a healthy future

The Pumicestone Catchment Convergence: Insights for a healthy future, is an exciting three-day event being held in early 2021. The event is being organised by a community, research, and government collaboration which will bring together wisdom, knowledge and know-how, galvanising interest and energy for a healthy future for the Pumicestone Passage and its catchment.

A decade after our last Pumicestone conference in 2011, this timely review will help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Ramsar Convention for the Protection of International Wetlands in 1971 by highlighting the outstanding ecological values of the Pumicestone Passage as part of the Moreton Bay Ramsar Wetland.

The first two days will offer a broad program of presentations from researchers, farmers, Traditional Owners, practitioners, community groups, agencies, and industry who will be sharing their knowledge of what we know and value about the Pumicestone Passage.


The program includes sessions on:

  • Traditional Owner knowledge
  • Terrestrial and marine habitats and species
  • Climate impacts and adaptations
  • Agriculture knowledge and science
  • Community stewardship and knowledge
  • Sustainable Development


The third day will be dedicated to collective planning of the next stage including reviewing the Pumicestone Catchment Action Plan, identifying research gaps, and reinforcing partnerships for cohesive management.

The Pumicestone Catchment Convergence 2021 will offer a choice of physical or online attendance depending on the allowable venue numbers at the time. The event is designed to be relevant, accessible, and affordable to everyone with an interest in this unique part of the world. All presentations will be recorded and collated for later reference, creating an enduring legacy of Pumicestone Passage history and learning.



16-18 February 2021

USC Auditorium, University of the Sunshine Coast

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