The role of Biosphere Reserves in large river basins and sustainable development : the cases of the Volga and the Po

When, local time: 
Monday, 21 September 2015 - 9:00am to Thursday, 24 September 2015 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Italy, Venice
Type of Event: 
Рабочая группа / Совещание экспертов
Contact: 
Marie Prchalova at m.prchalova@unesco.org

The first part of the meeting will allow the two basin environments of the Volga and the Po to exchange views and experiences. It will investigate opportunities for strengthening the role of Biosphere Reserves (BRs) in all key aspects of sustainable development in large river basins.

The meeting will focus on the integrated management of natural resources and ecosystem services in river basin areas. During the meeting, informative and awareness-raising material promoting the role of BRs in the Volga river basin will be presented. The second part of the event to be held in the Po Delta BR will focus on the specific deltaic areas of large rivers (Volga, Po, Ebro, Rhone, Danube) and their sustainable development.