Environmental Flows: Creating Benefits for Ecosystems and People - An Open Discussion to Explore the Development of a Global Environmental Flows Network of Local National Practitioners and Experts
Sunday August 20, 13:30 – 17:00
Norra Latin, Music Room 456
Convenors: Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), The World Conservation Union (IUCN), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Delft Hydraulics, DHI Water and Environment, The Nature Conservancy, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the Swedish Water House
The concept of environmental flows, commonly understood as the ﬂ;;ow regime required to sustain freshwater dependent ecosystems, provokes diverging views. Are environmental flows only for nature, or also for people? Is water for ecosystems a threat to water for food? Can environmental flows be implemented in developed and developing countries alike? What is the role of information sharing in advancing the concept? How can relevant, state-of-the-art knowledge and experience on environmental flows be shared?
This seminar will address these questions as a way to explore how a global network of local and national practitioners and experts on environmental flows can be developed. Revolving and active roundtable discussions will focus on how such a network could be structured and function most effectively. A wide interdisciplinary range of stakeholders, including experts, practitioners, policy makers, local community representatives, end users and participants from all appropriate sectors, are encouraged to participate. The aim will be to identify the added value of such a network by stimulating debate around how stakeholders can contribute, access and share relevant information and experiences on environmental flows from around the world.Environmental Flows: Creating Benefits for Ecosystems and People - An Open Discussion to Explore the Development of a Global Environmental Flows NetFiles:Seminar Announcement
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