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Brisbane Declaration

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.
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