The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

20th International Riversymposium and Environmental Flows Conference | Brisbane Declaration 2.0

The Brisbane Declaration is a pioneering document on freshwater ecosystem health and human well-being. The Declaration is an output of the 10th International Riversymposium and Environmental Flows Conference that took place in Brisbane, Australia in 2007. It represents summary findings and a global action agenda that addresses the urgent need to protect rivers globally. Environmental flows (eflows) are a key component of the Brisbane Declaration. Eflows describe the quantity, timing, and quality of water flows required to sustain freshwater and estuarine ecosystems and the human livelihoods and well-being that depend on these ecosystems.

Now, 10 years later, the 20th International Riversymposium and Environmental Flows Conference has arrived. It will take place 18-20 September again in Brisbane, Australia. And, the first draft of the updated Brisbane Declaration 2.0 is now available for comments. Read more below.
  • When: 18-20 September
  • Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre; Brisbane, Australia
  • How to Register: Click here to register
  • Event Website: http://riversymposium.com/
This will mark ten years since the 10th International Riversymposium and Environmental Flows conference was held in Brisbane and it is a great opportunity to celebrate the previous decades work on these issues, to take stock, and prepare for the next decade.

The first draft of the updated version of the the Brisbane Declaration 2.0 is available for comments. You can download a word document and suggest amendments using track changes and email to Professor Angela Arthington (a.arthington@griffith.edu.au) who is Chair of the Brisbane Declaration working panel.

Please click on the link to download the document: http://r.news.riverfoundation.org.au/track/click/1z2kxdahqbwazd‚Äč

The Declaration will be presented at the closing ceremony of the Riversymposium. Your feedback by 19 September would be greatly appreciated.