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2nd CONFERENCE on the Status and Future of the WORLD’S LARGE RIVERS, 21.-25.07.2014, Manaus, Amazon, Brazil

The 2nd International Conference on the Status and Future of the World's Large Rivers will take place in Manaus at the Amazon River in Brazil. For more information, please, go to our website.






Opening Ceremony, 02.06.2014

The ceremonious opening of the new UNESCO Chair took place on 2nd of June 2014 at 10:00 in the Festsaal of the BOKU Main Building (Gregor Mendel Straße 33, 1180 Vienna). Speeches were given bei the Head of the University, Prof. Gerzabek, by delegates of UNESCO at the national and international level and by representatives of the Austrian Foreign Ministery as well as the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy. The Chair Holder, Prof. Habersack, further presented the scope of the Chair and its activities.



1st CONFERENCE on the Status and Future of the WORLD’S LARGE RIVERS, 10.-14.04.2011, Vienna, Austria

The first World's Large Rivers Conference brought together more than 450 researchers and scientists from more than 73 different nations. Besides very interesting up-to-date presentations of the latest research findings at large rivers across the world, the adoption of the Vienna Declaration was one of the main outcomes of this event.