16 Apr 2001 

What's a River without Water?  Conference for River Activists, scientists, and Water Managers: American Rivers, The Nature Conservancy and other non-profit organizations and federal agencies announce "Managing River Flows for Biodiversity: A Conference on Science, Policy and Conservation Action" in Ft. Collins, Colorado, July 30-August 2, 2001.


Protecting natural river flows is a challenge that grows as competing demands for river water grows.  This four-day conference will provide river conservationists with new knowledge, tools and networking opportunities to advance flow restoration and protection goals.  Built around case-study symposia and field trips, the conference will

- Build understanding of the conflict between meeting ecosystem needs and human demands for water, both in terms of water quantity and quality;

- Showcase the latest science concerning the in-stream flows required to protect biodiversity;

- Provide a look at current policy concerning regulation and management of water quality, quantity and use; and

- Involve participants in reviewing case studies that address inherent conflicts and potential solutions.


The case studies include: Upper Colorado River Basin, Missouri River, Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, Sacramento/San Joaquin BayDelta System, Klamath River, Zion National Park, Trinity River, Beaverkill River, San Pedro River, Roanoke River, as well as examples from Brazil and Africa.


The conference is open to 350 attendees from diverse professional and academic backgrounds. Early registration ends May 1.  For more information about travel stipends, please contact [email protected] .  To register for this conference, please visit www.freshwaters.org/conference


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