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Free Flow 2024 Conference

International conference on protecting and restoring free-flowing rivers in Europe

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Event details

15 April 2024


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About the conference

Free Flow 2024 is an international conference on protecting and restoring free-flowing rivers that is gathering policy makers, river managers, ecologists, researchers, students and industry. Rivers are under threat and freshwater biodiversity in decline. More than ever, the need to find solutions to build climate resilience and safeguard rivers that adapt to a changing environment becomes pressing for the future of nature and people. The conference has space for 120 speakers. Experts, researchers, practitioners are invited are send in abstracts before October 13, 2023.

The conference themes presented below are the basis for the Call for Abstracts and the conference sessions. 

  1. Dam removal / Fish passage projects
  2. Ecology and hydromorphology of free-flowing rivers
  3. Freshwater fish & fisheries
  4. Hydropower development vs free-flowing rivers
  5. Policies for free-flowing rivers
  6. River restoration tools & projetcs
  7. Cultural and socio-economic aspects of free-flowing rivers
  8. Funding river restoration projects
  9. Nature-based solutions


All the details are on the conference website here

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