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Dear participant of the World’s Large Rivers Conference!


We cordially invite you to take part in the World’s Large Rivers Initiative Meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, 4th of August 2021 as an online event in the framework of the World’s Large Rivers Conference.


Please, download the programme for this meeting and discussion panel here.



The World’s Large Rivers Initiative (WLRI) was approved by the Intergovernmental Council of the Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (IHP) of UNESCO in 2014 and has been prolonged in 2018.


This Initiative fosters the linkage between research at and management of large river basins by bringing together scientists and practitioners from all fields of river related research. Beside organising the World's Large Rivers Conferences, a main activity is the organization of a joint international project at large rivers. This core project is an integrated assessment of the status and future of the World’s Large Rivers. The kick-off project for this started with the assessment of three large rivers – Danube, Mekong and Niger – of which first results will be presented during this meeting.


Now, the objective is to extend this assessment to a larger number of rivers. Hence, this meeting will discuss the next steps of the future implementation of this global assessment and is looking for researchers who are interested to be part of a network by representing their river / country. The network will consist of scientists and researchers coming from different river basins and fields of research.



Take the chance and become part of this Initiative!


I am looking very much forward to welcoming you at this meeting,

Helmut Habersack

Chair of International Scientific Committee (ISC)




Lena River (James St. John, 2008, wikicommons) Rio Negro (B. Schober, 2014)

Nile (B. Schober, 2015) Ganges (B. Schober, 2013)




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