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Gil Mahé (IRD) “The inner Niger delta, an exceptional natural environment”

Gil Mahé, director of research at the Institute of Research and Development (IRD) is a specialist in the great African rivers. Here, he shares his knowledge to provide better understanding of the mechanisms in play in the Inner Niger Delta, an extraordinary wetland. He also sets out its perspectives, with the predictable impacts of climate change on this habitat and above all on human activities.

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Sediment management on the Rhone a fine example of cross-border cooperation

Last May, on the occasion of the operation to manage sediments on the Upper Rhone, French Swiss cooperation acted in the field to perform a mission that brought together the authorities and industrial operators of both countries.

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International action for Europe’s last wild river

Albania, its plains, mountains and above all, the Vjosa, Europe’s last wild river. Preserved over the centuries, this 272 kilometre-long river is threatened by dam projects and poor protection of water resources and habitats.

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Forthcoming events

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13 October 2015 International conference

IFGR session no. 1: Rivers faced by climate change

First international session of the IFGR panel – from 13 to 15 October 2015 at Lyon. Session theme: the place and role of the river in energy transition and the response to climate change.

18 April 2016 International conference

IFGR session no. 2: The port of Montreal and the Saint Lawrence River

Second international session of the IFGR panel – from 18 to 21 April 2016, at Montreal. Session themes: “Practical case of the Port of Montreal and the Saint Lawrence River” and “Continuation of two projects from the first session”.

11 October 2016 International conference

IFGR session no. 3: Deltas

Third international session of the IFGR panel – from 11 to 14 October 2016, at Avignon.
Session theme: Deltas.

“One reaches the sea by following the river”

Titus Marcius Plautus

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