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News Call for Paper, Man and River Systems 2

The "Man and River Systems II" symposium is organised in Paris on December 4-5-6, 2006.

Since the first symposium of Man and River Systems at Champs-sur-Marne (Paris) in 1998, our understanding of the functioning of large river systems has significantly increased.  While pioneering at the first symposium, regional watershed scale research projects are now numerous. It is now widely recognised that important interactions, including those between natural processes and Society, should be investigated at this scale, lying between local process studies and the global scale research. This scale is also the one at which modern environmental management operates.

The purpose of this new edition of the Man and River Systems symposium is to take stock of the achievements of river system studies undertaken at the whole watershed scale, and to discuss new challenges for a better understanding and management of the complex interactions between aquatic ecosystems and human activity in the watershed. In all sessions, we particularly encourage presentations combining natural and social sciences at the regional scale, comparative studies along gradients of climate and human pressures, as well as long-term investigations on slow dynamics.

Deadline for abstract submission is 15 July 2006. Please visit our web site where you will find the call for paper and more information. We thank you to relay this message to your colleagues and friends who might be interested.

Who are we ? The PIREN-Seine research programme was launched in 1989. This long-term research program studies all aspects of water quality and related environmental issues in the river Seine basin. Special attention is paid to historical and prospective aspects. Visit our web site (mostly in French):

Contact information Bertrand ZUINDEAU (email:
News type CallForPaper
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Source of information Sisyphe
Geographical coverage France
News date 03/07/2006
Working language(s) ENGLISH