7th International Conference on River Basin Management including all aspects of Hydrology, Ecology,  (River Basin Manageme)

Venue: Wessex Institute of Technology

Location: Southampton, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: May 22, 2013 End Date/Time: May 24, 2013
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Description

The importance of the appropriate management of river basins is becoming increasingly evident. Current concerns are water scarcity, quality and the need to control possible catastrophic events such as floods and a whole range of associated problems like landslides, erosion and many others related to river basins.

Significant advances have been made in the monitoring, analysis and prediction of the behaviour of riverine systems resulting in a better understanding of their mechanisms and the possibility of optimising these resources as well as being able to control or mitigate the effects of major disasters. These developments have been the result of better surveying and measuring techniques, as well as the use of increasingly accurate computer codes. They are also the fruit of better communication between practitioners and academics, through their interaction in joint research projects and regular meetings, including international conferences.
The conference aims to communicate recent advances in the overall management of riverine systems, including advances in hydraulic and hydrologic modelling, ecology, environmental management and flood forecasting.

The first River Basin Management conference took place in Cardiff, UK in 2001, followed by a meeting in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (2003) and another in Bologna, Italy (2005); the fourth in Kos, Greece (2007); the fifth in Malta (2009) and the sixth in Riverside, California (2011).

Venue

Ashurst Lodge Ashurst Southampton Hampshire SO40 7AA
Southampton
United Kingdom
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Topics include: Water resources management Flood risk management Ecological and environmental impact Erosion and sediment transport Hydrological modelling Sustainable rivers Rivers and tourism River restoration and rehabilitation Hydropower impacts and solutions River and watershed management Integrated management Water quality issues Eutrophication and agricultural pollution Trans-boundary river issues Estuaries, deltas and lagoons Changing climate and adaptive water management Droughts and desertification Wetlands Water and health Socio-economic and political issues Water governance and water justice Delegates attending River Basin Management 2013 will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper for possible publication in the International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning, one of the Journals edited by the Wessex Institute. Papers presented at River Basin Management 2013 will appear in a volume of WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment (ISSN: 1746-448X, Digital ISSN: 1743-3541).