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Intermittent rivers and ephemeral streams: what water managers need to know

Magand, Claire; Alves, Maria Helena; Calleja, Eman; Datry, Thibault; Dörflinger, Gerald; England, Judy; Gallart, Francesc; Gomez, Rosa; Jorda-Capdevila, Didac; Marti, Eugenia; Munne, Antoni; Pastor, Amandine Valérie; Stubbington, Rachel; Tziortzis, Iakovos; Von Schiller, Daniel

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      <affiliation>Portuguese Environmental Agency</affiliation>
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      <affiliation>Malta College for Arts, Sciences and Technology, Malta</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Datry, Thibault</creatorName>
      <creatorName>Dörflinger, Gerald</creatorName>
      <affiliation>Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, Republic of Cyprus</affiliation>
      <creatorName>England, Judy</creatorName>
      <affiliation>Environment Agency, Horizon House, UK</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Gallart, Francesc</creatorName>
      <affiliation>Surface Hydrology and Erosion group, Freshwater Ecology Hydrology and Management (FEHM). IDAEA, CSIC. Barcelona, Spain</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Gomez, Rosa</creatorName>
      <affiliation>Department of Ecology and Hydrology. Campus of International Excellence Campus Mare Nostrum, University of Murcia.</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Jorda-Capdevila, Didac</creatorName>
      <affiliation>Catalan Institute for Water Research</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Marti, Eugenia</creatorName>
      <affiliation>Integrative Freshwater Ecology Group, Centre d'Estudis Avançats de Blanes (CEAB-CSIC), Girona</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Munne, Antoni</creatorName>
      <affiliation>Catalan Water Agency , Barcelona</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Pastor, Amandine Valérie</creatorName>
      <givenName>Amandine Valérie</givenName>
      <affiliation>Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, Lisbon</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Stubbington, Rachel</creatorName>
      <affiliation>School of Science and Technology, Nottingham</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Tziortzis, Iakovos</creatorName>
      <affiliation>Water Development Department, Ministry of Agriculture Rural Development and Environment, Nicosia, Cyprus</affiliation>
      <creatorName>Von Schiller, Daniel</creatorName>
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      <affiliation>Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, University of Barcelona</affiliation>
    <title>Intermittent rivers and ephemeral streams: what water managers need to know</title>
    <date dateType="Issued">2020-06-10</date>
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    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;Intermittent rivers and Ephemeral Streams (IRES) are river water bodies characterised by temporary flow. They are widespread across the EU and a significant proportion of them is expected to increase due to climate change scenarios and rising water demands.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;The purpose of this handbook is to help water managers to understand the natural processes prevailing in IRES and their importance for biodiversity and local communities in order to better manage them.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;Since it is widely accepted that these types of systems have been up until recently neglected, the transfer of knowledge from scientists to water managers is required for their proper ecological status assessment, and crucial for their protection and restoration. Therefore, this SMIRES handbook will also bring about a better understanding of IRES, and will provide for the provision of tools needed for managing them in the best possible way.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;Eight case studies, located in different countries, aim at illustrating different experiments of managing IRES where the knowledge previously presented in the handbook is needed and used. These experiments do not claim to be exemplary practices to be reproduced everywhere but instead give insights of what could be done, what should be strengthened and what should be avoided in specific contexts. The issues are various: restoration of habitats, reduction of erosion, flood prevention, mitigation of hydrological drought, raise of groundwater levels, etc. Among the lessons learned, all case studies insist on the importance of increasing people awareness about the ecosystem services associated with IRES and encourage local stakeholders to involve themselves in restoration projects of IRES. A specific attention to project monitoring is also pointed out to assess the outputs and to encourage other initiatives to be taken.&lt;/p&gt;</description>
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