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Activities
Activities


Activity 1: To coordinate and facilitate the World’s Large Rivers Initiative (WLRI)

In the first half of 2014, a task force representing the different regions of the UNESCO programme has been formed in order to prepare the approval of the World’s Large Rivers Initiative (WLRI) in the 21st IHP council in June 2014.


Activity 2: To support the organization of the international World’s Large Rivers Conferences

The first international conference on the status and future of the World’s Large Rivers has been successfully held in Vienna, Austria, in April 2011 and can be seen as “kick-off” of this Chair. The second conference will take place in Manaus, Brazil at the Amazon River in July 2014.


Activity 3: To foster a linkage between research at and management of large river basins

The Chair aims in bringing together scientists and practitioners from all fields of river related research in order to bridge the gap between theory and practice.


Activity 4: To promote and organize a proposal for an integrated project on the status and future of the World’s Large Rivers

One of the main activities of this Chair is the fostering of joint international projects at large rivers. The aim is to facilitate cooperation between different states and organizations.


Activity 5: To develop a concept for a global observatory of large rivers and their associated basins

This observatory will consist of scientists and researchers coming from different river basins and fields of research. The establishment of a common database is intended.


Activity 6: To educate, to build knowledge societies and to raise awareness in the context of integrated river research and management

Therefore, the Chair facilitates the exchange of students and researchers and invites scientists to present their work on rivers on workshops, conferences, etc.