I.S.Rivers 2021

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I.S.Rivers 2021


Health crisis : I.S.Rivers adapts and offers you 2 meetings in 2021 and 2022

>>  The  organisation of international webinars every monday in June 2021,  focusing on some of the themes of the I.S.Rivers call for papers. It will be a great opportunity to discover, through a few communications, the spirit of the I.S.Rivers conferences.

>> The   postponement of the I.S. Rivers conference to July 2022,  in order to have the event in person. We hope that I.S.Rivers will remain a place of exchange and meeting for the large community of scientists and practitioners that you constitute.

The call for papers for I.S.Rivers 2022 will be launched in September 2021.

Webinar Programme

4 webinars, the 4 mondays in June, with simultaneous translation

June 7th | 9am - 11am (UTC+2) – River management : the perspective of young professionals

June 14th | 5pm - 7pm (UTC+2) - Rivers and human interactions
Power games, balance of power, and preservation of the quality of rivers
Governance and role of the media across different countries (Mexico, United States and in areas around the Nile)

June 21st |­ 5pm - 7pm (UTC+2) - Trajectories and adaptation to global change
Approach of the universities of Lincoln and Idaho, INRAE and Nice Métropole

June 28th | 5pm - 7pm (UTC+2) - Ecological restoration and management issues
Experiences of the Rhône and Danube, and analysis of contradictions

> Free and compulsory registration

Full webinar programme 

Monday, June 7th | 9am - 11am (UTC+2)
   River management :  the perspective of young professionals


The I.S.Rivers conference concentrates on the state of art management strategies and lessons learned from individual case studies. Particular consideration is given to the integration of physical, ecological and social perspectives of the different stakeholders involved in river management (governance, economy, culture), which is reflected in the title of the conference (“Integrative Sciences for rivers”).


The ambition of I.S.Rivers

To promote multidisciplinary approaches | To engage all stakeholders and to build links
  • To identify and discuss the most recent scientific advances regarding complexity and diversity of rivers, in particular functioning, ecological services, stakeholder involvement and management strategies;
  • To share experiences of research and practices, implementation of local policies at different scales with various human and geographical contexts: hydrographic districts, corridors, large cities, transition zones and estuaries.
  • To gather together highly skilled professionals from various domains, in order to promote knowledge transfer between scientists, river managers, consultants, residents and varied users.
  • To stimulate European and international collaborations between scientists and river managers for the purpose of improving decision support and practices.


Expected attendance

The ambition of the organisers is to promote exchanges between scientists on the one hand, & river managers and stakeholders on the other hand.

500 delegates are expected with a balanced distribution between practitioners and scientists (60% from France, 25% from Europe and 15% from the rest of the world).