eFlowNet Newsletter
 eFlowNewsVolume 9 March 2013   

eFlowNet Summary 2012
Welcome to the latest edition of the eFlowNet newsletter, which includes highlights from 2012, upcoming events in 2013 and a snapshot of recent publications and research in the environmental flow field. Read More

Global Consultation on Water Post 2015
Crossover Issues Week 3: Can there be enough water, energy, food for all?  Read More

Call to action for Water, Energy, and Food Security
How is water infrastructure best managed for water security? But what options and management tools also build energy and food security?  Read More

Great Rivers Partnership Releases Its 2013-2017 Business Plan
The Great Rivers Partnership (GRP) completed in January its business plan, which will serve as a guide for the GRP's work over the next five years.  Read More

How much is a wetland worth?
A report on the Economics of Ecosystem and Biodiversity for Water and Wetlands urges a major shift in our attitudes to wetlands, to recognise their value in delivering water, raw materials and food, essential for life, and crucial for maintaining people’s livelihoods and the sustainability of the world’s economies.  Read More

Building confidence in environmental watering in Australia
Outcomes of a National Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation of Environmental Water, 10-11 December 2012.  Read More

Green growth and alternative water allocation mechanisms
A two-day workshop on Water Allocation and Green Growth, 22–23 November 2012 in Wageningen, the Netherlands.  Read More

Habitat Simulation and Environmental Flows Assessment
A hands-on introduction course to the CASiMiR software, an advanced simulation system for the study of aquatic habitats, was given in Valencia, Spain on 7-8 May 2012.  Read More

Eflows for British Columbia’s Proposed Water Sustainability Act
Outcomes of a workshop hosted by WWF-Canada with two BC’s Ministries in Vancouver on November 3, 2011.  Read More

Participate in the E-Forum Dialogue on Dams !
Regional dialogue on large water infrastructures in West Africa: An ECOWAS/WRCC initiative supported by IUCN.  Read More

Study on the environmental effects of hydropower stations in Vietnam
Deltares to conduct a study into the effects of a chain of upstream hydro electric power stations on the environment downstream.  Read More

The Global Dam Reoperation Initiative
The Natural Heritage Institute (NHI) is investigating the feasibility of re-operating a number of dams causing pervasive environmental damage.  Read More

Groundbreaking Mexican Norm on Environmental Flows
Enacted on September 20, the Mexican Norm NMX-AA-159-SCFI-2012, establishes a procedure to determine eflows in hydrological basins and acknowledges the environment as the supplier of the resource, thus representing a decisive step in Mexico’s shift to managing water savings rather than scarcity.  Read More

New Online Course on Environmental Flows
This course has been jointly developed by UNESCO-IHE, the WWF, TNC, IUCN and Deltares and runs up to 5 April 2013.  Read More

New Book - Environmental Flows: Saving Rivers in the Third Millennium
by Professor Angela H. Arthington, October 2012 (Freshwater Ecology Series, 4).  Read More

A Practical Guide to Environmental Flows for Policy and Planning
by Eloise Kendy, Colin Apse, and Kristen Blann with selected case studies by Mark P. Smith and Alisa Richardson, May 2012.  Read More

Ramsar report on environmental water requirements for estuaries
Maintaining the ecological character of estuaries is essential to both integrated river basin management and integrated coastal zone management because estuaries serve as the bridges or connections between inland or fresh water systems and coastal marine wetland ecosystems.  Read More

New Book - Sustainable Use of South Africa's Inland Waters
by Jackie King and Harrison Pienaar (editors), September 2011 (a Water Research Commission research report).  Read More

The need for environmental flows in the Doñana wetlands, Spain
This WWF report highlights the need for interventions to provide environmental flows to the marsh of the National Park of Doñana, Spain, as a measure to reinstate ecosystem functionality in line with the "Guadalquivir Water Management Plan" and "Doñana Water Regeneration Plan".  Read More

Narew River Basin case study, Poland
Impacts of natural and anthropogenic conditions on the hydrological regime of rivers: A PhD dissertation focussing on scenarios that combine realistic changes in climate, atmospheric CO2, land and water use possible by 2050 on the specific set of ecologically-relevant flow regime indicators that define environmental flow requirements for a semi-natural Polish river.  Read More

Restoring environmental flows in Chile
A paper to evaluate the costs and savings of a buy-back program of water rights.  Read More

Other articles published recently

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013
Session HS10.11 on Environmental flow regimes, water quality, and ecosystem functions to be held at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly in Vienna, Austria from 07 – 12 April 2013.  Read More

HydroEco2013
The 4th International Multidisciplinary Conference on Hydrology and Ecology: Emerging Patterns, Breakthroughs and Challenges is to be held in Rennes, France from 13th - 16th May, 2013.  Read More

Recruitment of post-graduate researchers in irrigation, ecosystems services and environmental flows
For the research project "Co-management of wetland ecosystems and irrigation for enhancing livelihoods in the Lake Victoria Basin" the Egerton University (Kenya) and UNESCO-IHE (Netherlands) are looking for three motivated and highly qualified Post Doctoral fellows.  Read More

Effective involvement of indigenous communities to enhance sustainable resource management
A request for examples of integration of multiple knowledge sources in the economic valuation of an ecosystems.  Read More



In This Edition
eFlowNet Newsletter
  -eFlowNet Summary 2012

  -Global Consultation on Water Post 2015

  -Call to action for Water, Energy, and Food Security

  -Great Rivers Partnership Releases Its 2013-2017 Business Plan

  -How much is a wetland worth?

  -Building confidence in environmental watering in Australia

  -Green growth and alternative water allocation mechanisms

  -Habitat Simulation and Environmental Flows Assessment

  -Eflows for British Columbia’s Proposed Water Sustainability Act

  -Participate in the E-Forum Dialogue on Dams !

  -Study on the environmental effects of hydropower stations in Vietnam

  -The Global Dam Reoperation Initiative

  -Groundbreaking Mexican Norm on Environmental Flows

  -New Online Course on Environmental Flows

  -New Book - Environmental Flows: Saving Rivers in the Third Millennium

  -A Practical Guide to Environmental Flows for Policy and Planning

  -Ramsar report on environmental water requirements for estuaries

  -New Book - Sustainable Use of South Africa's Inland Waters

  -The need for environmental flows in the Doñana wetlands, Spain

  -Narew River Basin case study, Poland

  -Restoring environmental flows in Chile

  -Other articles published recently

  -European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013

  -HydroEco2013

  -Recruitment of post-graduate researchers in irrigation, ecosystems services and environmental flows

  -Effective involvement of indigenous communities to enhance sustainable resource management

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Other News
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  - Validation and improving the Smakhtin environmental flow requirement method

  - Special Issue of HSJ on eflows: abstracts requested

  - New plan to restore more natural flows in Lake Ontario - St. Lawrence

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Events Calendar
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  - World Water Week in Stockholm 2014- SIWI

  - International Conference Water Resources and Wetlands 2014- Romanian Limnogeographical Association (RLA)

  - 2014 IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition- International Water Association (IWA)

  - Deltas in Time of Climate Change II- Research programme Knowledge for Climate, Rotterdam Climate Initiative (RCI), Dutch Ministries of Infrastructure and the Environment and of Foreign Affairs

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