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Our sixth Temporary Rivers & Streams Meeting. Making the most of online delivery (via Teams), we welcome speakers from around the world.

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09:00 Make yourself a cuppa and join us

09:20 Welcome to the meeting – Judy England

CHAIR Rachel Stubbington

Session 1: Experiences from Down Under… and beyond

09:30 Jon Marshall (Queensland Government, Australia): Sustainable management of water resources in Queensland’s temporary rivers

10:00 Alisha Steward (Queensland Government, Australia): Monitoring the condition of Queensland’s temporary rivers with beetles and spiders

10:20 Margaret Shanafield (Flinders University, Australia): Mechanisms of streamflow generation in Australian river networks

10:40 María Mar Sánchez-Montoya (University of Murcia, Spain): Biomonitoring using terrestrial invertebrate communities in dry Mediterranean streams

11:00 Chloe Hayes (Nottingham Trent University, UK): Biomonitoring using terrestrial invertebrate communities in dry chalk streams

11:20 Poster pitches

Rick Assendelft and Ilja van Meerveld: Quantifying temporary streams dynamics and identifying controls, using high spatiotemporal resolution data of three hydrological states

Najibullah Sadid (University of Stuttgart): Flow regime and intermittency change in mountainous rivers of Kabul River basin

Tim Sykes (University of Southampton): Exploring the cultural ecosystem services of temporary streams

11:40 Discussion / break

Posters available for viewing including:

Soumaya Nabih (Fez, Morocco): Climate change alteration to the ecohydrological status of the intermittent Tsiknias River, Greece

Session 2: Science and management: European aquatic fauna

12:00 Toni Munné (Catalan Water Agency, Barcelona): Meeting the challenge of temporary river management in the Catalan River Basin

12:20 Dom Longley (Environment Agency, UK): Insights from annual fish monitoring in New Forest temporary streams

12:40 Mélanie Milin (University of Huddersfield, UK): Spatial and temporal responses of the ‘DEHLI’ index across UK river types

12:55 Tory Milner (University of Huddersfield, UK): Biodiversity responses to low flows and drying in bedrock headwater streams

13:10 Kieran Gething (Nottingham Trent University, UK): Aquatic invertebrate community responses to agricultural impacts in chalk streams

13:25 Craig Macadam (Buglife, UK): Is England a global hotspot of temporary stream specialist species?

13:40 Discussion / break

Session 3: Project updates… and heading west

14:15 Thibault Datry (INRAE Research Institute, France): Securing the biodiversity functional integrity of drying rivers: the DRYvER project

14:45 Maggie Shelton (Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, UK): The Watercress and Winterbournes Landscape Partnership Scheme

15:00 Cath Sefton (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK): Assessing statistical models of temporary river intermittence: ASTRID project update

15:15 Adam Price (University of California, Santa Cruz) et al.: The drying regimes of non-perennial rivers and streams

15:30 Dan Allen (University of Oklahoma) et al.: Spatial patterns of temporal change in non-perennial flow regimes across the United States

15:45 Raphael Mazor (South California Coastal Water Research Project) & Chad Loflen (California Environmental Protection Agency): A multi-method biomonitoring program for California’s variable non-perennial streams

16:15 Discussion panel of international managers

16:45 Close

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