The 10th International Riversymposium and Environmental Flows Conference (a partnership between Riversymposium and The Nature Conservancy) to be held in Brisbane, Queensland in September 2007 could not be held at a more important time or in a more fitting plac
A seminar aimed at gathering input in shaping and developing the Environmental Flows Network took place on the 21 August, 2006 in Stockholm at the World Water Week. The seminar was opened by Dr. Ger Bergkamp of IUCN, Switzerland, who welcomed over 60 participant
The Mekong River is the blood supply to the heart of mainland Southeast Asia. The river is vital to the people of the region, supporting one of the world's largest fisheries as well as much of the agricultural production
The Yellow River is regarded as the mother river of China. As the Cradle of Chinese civilization, its water sustained millions of people. At the same time, with 1590 dyke-breaches from 602 BC to 1938, it probably killed more people than any other river on Earth.
To coincide with the emergence and expansion of the environmental flows concept around the world over the last ten years, a global survey was undertaken to determine the perceptions of water professionals representing a range of water-related sectors.
Water is an important part of any ecosystem, both in qualitative and quantitative terms. Reduced water quantity and deteriorated water quality both have serious negative impacts on ecosystems. The environment has a natural self-cleaning capacity and resilience to water shortages.