I.S. Rivers Conference 2018 in Lyon - Integrative Sciences and Sustainable Development of Rivers

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I.S.Rivers is an international conference dedicated to research and practices on natural and human-impacted large rivers. It aims at promoting multidisciplinary approaches and engaging all stakeholders.

Submit your abstract – See you in Lyon, France, from June 4-8, 2018!

You can find all information on ISRivers Call for abstracts and on their website.

Key dates :

- Declarations of intent (optional): October 15, 2017
- Extended abstracts: November 20, 2017
- Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2018
- Dates of the conference: June 4-8, 2018

Why participate in I.S.Rivers 2018?

I.S.Rivers attracts research and management professionals, and promotes multidisciplinary approaches

It allows French and international scientists, policymakers and technicians to present, discover and discuss the latest scientific knowledge and case studies regarding river hydrosystems. It is a chance to share the latest research, practices, implementation of local policies on different scales and geographical, social contexts: hydrographic districts (watershed), corridors, large cities, transition
zones and estuaries.

I.S.Rivers engages all stakeholders and builds links

I.S.Rivers stimulates European and international collaborations between scientists and river managers for the purpose of improving decision support and practices. By welcoming scientists, large river managers, residents, and by offering French-English simultaneous translation in all sessions and technical tours, I.S.Rivers promotes knowledge transfer and helps build links between stakeholders.

Submit an abstract for I.S.Rivers 2018!

The heart of the conference is your expertise, perspectives and experiences

By participating in the 3rd I.S.Rivers, you will contribute not only to the conference, but to the evolution of knowledge and practices towards a better sustainable and integrated river management. It is, indeed, around your research, action and case studies that the conference is built.

An opportunity to enhance your work

A diversity of possible presentation formats will enable you to present in a way that suits the nature of your project. Extended abstracts (2-3 p.) will be included in the conference proceedings and on the I.S.Rivers website. Will also be given to scientists the opportunity to submit their contribution to a recognized international journal.

I.S.Rivers: a unique occasion in Europe to…

- Provide an overview of worldwide river management and restoration practices.
- Discover the most recent developments regarding knowledge, methodology and decision support tools, integrating research results, for a sustainable management of rivers.

I.S.Rivers includes…

- Specialised workshops on Monday, June 4.
- 2.5 conference days from June 5-7, 2018:

  • 2,200 presentations expected (oral and poster), with works from more than 30 countries, incl. 1/3 from European countries. 50% of presentations are scientific and 50% are case studies.
  • 2 Plenary conferences presenting innovative approaches and highlighting some of the world’s rivers.

- Technical tours on Thursday, June 7 in the afternoon and Friday, June 8.