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IWC shares experience on environmental flows in India on World Wetlands Day

IWC consultant, Robert Speed and Program Manager, Fiona Chandler participated in a two-day knowledge sharing workshop on Environmental Flows in Indian Rivers: Challenges and the way forward, hosted by WWF India in New Delhi.

WWF India has been working on the issue of environmental flows, with particular reference to the Ganga River for nearly four years.  During this time they have been consulting with many international experts and stakeholders, developed and tested and environmental flows methodology, engaged closely with the partners working on the Ganga River Basin Management Plan. 

Robert Speed, Team Leader for the River Health and Environmental Flows in China Project and Dr Zhou Zhiwei, Deputy Division Director for the General Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Planning, Ministry of Water Resources PR China, both delivered case studies on Chinese, Australian and other international rivers. 

In presenting a technical and institutional summary of best practice in environmental flows, Robert spoke about the importance of:

  • Policy and legislation
  •  Assessment of environmental flow requirements
  • Allocations of water for environmental purposes
  • Management and implementation of flows
  • Monitoring and review

The workshop forms an important part of sharing experiences and knowledge developed in part from the River Health and Environmental Flows in China project under the ACEDP program, funded by AusAID.

Click here for more information on IWC's River Health and Environmental Flows in China project.


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