Side session: Advancing European Integrated River Basin Management

23 May - 11.30 - 13.00

Salon Rouge

This presentation will highlight the European-wide experience of integrated river basin management and how initiatives such as the Water Framework Directive, EU LIFE project funding and transnational approaches to basin programs have assisted in the advancement of water quality improvements, environmental flows and aquatic biodiversity at the river basin scale across the EU. The session examines case studies from the winners of the International River Prize and explores the key factors in successful integrated river basin management.  Panel participants will share their experience and showcase recent developments in knowledge exchange programs, sharing best practice and pooling information through online resources and recognising achievements. The session will also include the launch of the European River prize for 2013, celebrating best practice in river basin management.