eFlows seminar- strategies for implementation, methods and policy frameworks
The seminar will give an introduction to leading global environmental flows methods and how they can be adopted in national and international legislation. Two of the world's pioneers from Australia on environmental flows, Professor Angela Arthington and Mr Jamie Pittock will share their experience of environmental flow implantation in Australia and globally. Dr Andreas Gyllenhammar will be presenting a Swedish example of the application of environmental flows in a new research project.
When: 7th of November 2007, 8.30-15.00
Where: Nalen Conference, Regeringsgatan 74, Stockholm, for more information, http://www.nalen.com/
Prof Angela Arthingthon is a professor of Freshwater Ecology in the Faculty of Environmental Science, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and Program Leader (Water Allocation and Environmental Flows) in the Australian Institute at Griffith. Over the last twenty years she has developed two parallel research fields- the ecology of river and floodplain systems and the environmental flow requirements of these ecosystems, with particular emphasis on holistic, ecosystem methodologies and the ecology and flow requirements of fish. Angela has worked with many Australian agencies, and with project teams in SE Asia (Mekong River Commission; International Water Management Institute (IWMI), South Africa's Water Research Comission and the FRD, The Nature Conservancy) Ramsar committees and DIVERTAS.
Mr Jamie Pittock: is a WWF Research Associate at Fenner School of Environment & Society, Australian National University, Canberra, and is the former WWF Director of the Global Freshwater Programme. Jamie led WWF's strategy and advocacy for freshwater conservation, and enhanced management of 35 river basins globally including important work to increase environmental flows implementation in these river basins.
Andreas Gyllenhammar is currently undertaking his second Post-Doctoral fellowship at SLU, Umeå in a new Swedish research project: "Cost-Benefit Analysis of River Regulation: The case of Emån and Ljusnan". His focus is on linking changes in the flow regime due to river regulation with the corresponding ecological response. Previously Andreas has worked with aquatic ecosystem modelling with Uppsala University in Africa and the Baltic Sea and in the Swedish mountains with the Jämtland County Administration Board.
The three presentations are followed in the afternoon by a joint discussion on how the methods and lesson learned by the presenters can be applied in a Swedish context. Presentations will be held in English.
Contact person firstname.lastname@example.orgFiles:Presentation, Jamie Pittock, Mainstreaming eFlowsPresentation, Angela Arthington, eFlow methods for river ecosystem..invitationPresentation, Andreas Gyllenhammar, Cost-benefit of...Presentation, A Forslund/B Renofalt, The Swedish eFlows Initiative
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