This page will carry information on various institutions, courses and opportunities for training in research and management of different inland aquatic ecosystems throughout the world but especially in Asian countries.


Training Opportunity in Rapid Assessment of
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services of Wetlands

The National Institute of Ecology, New Delhi, is now implementing a project on Capacity Building for Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services of Wetlands in Relation to Global Change, funded by the Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research, Japan for the period July 2014 to June 2015. An announcement of the project can be downloaded here.
The Project will run three capacity building workshops in Kolkata, Guwahati and Kathmandu during February to March 2015.

The details of the Workshops can be found in the announcement (download a PDF copy APN-CB-BES-Workshop-Announcement).

Those interested in attending the Workshops may apply to  or using the application form which can be downloaded here. Application-APN-CB-BES-Workshop

A related activity of this project is the development of an online database of individuals and institutions engaged with or interested in wetlands (including lakes and rivers) throughout tropical Asia. The database will facilitate exchange of information. interested individuals can register and join the database from the homepage of this site (

The Asia ‐Pacific Network for Global Change Research, Japan, supports a wide range of activities in the area of global change. Their details can be found at

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