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Temporary Rivers and Streams 2019: Ecohydrology and Management Challenges

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Nottingham Trent University

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Temporary rivers are those in which water sometimes stop flowing, and many dry. Common but undervalued, temporary rivers shift between aquatic and terrestrial states to support high biodiversity and perform natural functions that deliver services. At risk from water resource, climate change and land use change, our temporary rivers need sensitive management to mitigate impacts while maintaining natural intermittence.

Our fourth national meeting will explore temporary river hydrology, how ecological communities respond to hydrological variability and drying, and how scientific advances are being used to inform management of these dynamic ecosystems.

Confirmed speakers and their provisional titles include:


Hydrology - CHAIR: JUDY ENGLAND

Cath Sefton & Michael Eastman (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology): Quantification of hydrological states in temporary rivers, drought tracking and longitudinal flow permanence

Alessandro Marsili (Affinity Water Ltd.): The role of the hydrogeological conceptualization in temporary river management

Sally Smith (Environment Agency): Challenges and solutions in developing high-resolution qualitative flow-state data (TBC)

Eric Sauquet (Irstea research institute, Lyon, France): A catalogue of representative European intermittent rivers

Glenn Watts (Environment Agency): Climate change and temporary rivers


Ecological responses to flow variability - CHAIR: RACHEL STUBBINGTON

Celso Garcia (Balearic Islands): As rivers shift from perennial to intermittent flow: ecological implications at global scales

Romain Sarremejane (NTU): Invertebrate response to flow variability and drought

James White (Swansea University): How do invertebrate communities and biomonitoring tools vary sub-seasonally in temporary rivers?

Andre Siebers (Eawag, Switzerland): Flow intermittence and biodiversity in Alpine streams


Management Challenges - CHAIR: PHIL BOON

Craig Macadam (Buglife): Small things in small places: headwater stream invertebrates

Allen Beechey (Chilterns Chalk Streams): Managing winterbournes: the bad, the ugly and (occasionally) the good

Fiona Bowles (Water Environment and Catchment Specialist): Managing flows, no flows, and expectations

Chris Mainstone (Natural England) Integrating temporary streams into our biodiversity and water protection frameworks


Posters

Nicola Craven (Lincolnshire Rivers Trust): Restoring the Slea - working with a dry river

Judy England (Environment Agency) et al.: CrowdWater: join the citizen scientists recording the distribution and diversity of our temporary streams… in seconds.

Thames Hydrology team (Environment Agency): Can source locations for the River Lambourn be predicted using groundwater levels

Glenn Meadows (Environment Agency) et al : Thames Winterbourne Assessment Project


Interested in presenting a paper or poster?

Interested in having a stall?

Please send details to: rachel.stubbington@ntu.ac.uk & judy.england@environment-agency.gov.uk


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