i)  Ecological and socio-economic research on wetlands; ii) Wetland management planning and assessment of management effectiveness; iii) Wetland inventory (mapping, hydrology and biodiversity); iv) Wetland assessment and monitoring (focusing on ecological character, indicators and wetland values); v)  Pollution/Degradation (biological & chemical pollutants, invasive and exotic plant species, watersheds degradation; wetlands and health); vi) Wetland creation,