Meet the WWN Committee


World Wetland Network is administered by a Regional Management Committee of volunteers representing each region of the world. Regular committee members include:

Louise Duff (Chair, Oceania): 

Chris Rostron (Deputy Chair, Europe):

Tim Grunewald and Claire Mirande (North America):

Minoru Kashigawi (Asia):

Felipe Velasco (Latin America):

Maximin Djondo (West Africa SRR):

Photo caption: WWN Committee Members Minoru Kashiwagi (back row, first on left), Louise Duff (back row, 3rd from right) and Chris Rostron (front row, far right) at a meeting with Ramsar Network Japan and the Korean Wetlands NGO Network

Louise Duff, Chair, works for Conservation Volunteers Australia, in the role of Program Manager, Wetlands Catchments and Coasts. She manages a program called Revive Our Wetlands, engaging communities to conserve wetlands and their catchments for nature and people. Louise and Minoru Kashiwagi, our Asia Representative, played a key role coordinating NGO involvement in Ramsar COP 12 in Uruguay.

Chris Rostron, Vice Chair, is the Head of Wetland Link International working at Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. Wetland Link International (WLI) is a support network for wetland education centres that deliver engagement activities on site. WLI has 350 members over 6 continents.

Chris and Louise are passionate about wetland conservation, and the important role community organisations play at the grass roots level to engage local people in wetland education and management.  We also have a network of Sub-regional Representatives who support WWN. Next bulletin we will introduce the members of our Regional Management Committee.

Join us!

If you would like to be a Sub-Regional Representative, contact Louise Duff ( or Chris Rostron ( for details. 


WWN has a web site, Facebook Page, Twitter Account and this new quarterly bulletin. To share your story with fellow members send a brief email and link to your own web site or Facebook account to Louise Duff, Chris Rostron or your regional representative.

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