Siberian Rivers – Conference Announcement

Siberian Rivers – Conference Announcement

The 7th International Conference “Rivers of Siberia and Far East ”

Khabarovsk, Russia. May 30-31, 2012

Announcement No. 1

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The Seventh International Rivers of Siberia Conference will be held on May 30-31, 2012 in Khabarovsk. The Conference is dedicated to river conservation issues in Siberia and the Russian Far East as well as other regions, sharing domestic and international experience in river conservation.

We invite you and your colleagues to participate in this conference. Please notify us of your participation via email before March 10, 2012 (please complete and send the attached application form to main address (Russian and English), secondary address (English or Chinese).



  • Civil society representatives from throughout Russia, Asia, Europe, and Americas
  • Government and municipality representatives
  • Scientific community and research institution representatives
  • Water managers and users
  • Press


Organizing Commettee:

· World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia

· Khabarovsk Ministry of Natural Resources

· Amur River Basin Water Management Authority

· Far East Branch of National Enforcement Agency for Natural Resource Use

· Institute of Water and Ecological Problems of Russian Academy of Sciences

· Krasnoyarsk Regional environmental NGO “Plotina”(“Dam”)

  • ISAR-Siberia, Novosibirsk, Russia
  • Pacific Environment
  • Rivers without Boundaries Coalition
  • Siberian Rivers Network
  • Siberian Environmental Agency, Tomsk, Russia
  • Amur regional public environmental organization “AmurSEU”



The suggested discussion topics are as follows:

  • Public involvement in solving river-related problems in Siberia and Far East.
  • Issues in water resource management legislation
  • Forests and Rivers
  • Biodiversity and Rivers
  • Communities and Rivers
  • Climate Change and Rivers
  • Public Campaigns on Boguchansky (Angara River) and Trans-Sibirsky (Shilka River) Hydrodams
  • Cooperation on Transboundary Rivers of Asia
  • Contemporary situation in Amur River Basin

Conference participants will work in plenary sessions and focused discussions at roundtables.

Letters and resolutions regarding the condition of Siberian rivers will be prepared during the conference, as will a plan of action for environmental NGOs working to preserve unique river ecosystems. Conference participants may send suggestions for letters and resolutions prior to the start of the conference.

Organizational Information


Official language: Russian (with translation into English)


Deadline for submitting applications and abstracts –March 10, 2012


Reports for publication in the conference compendium to be submitted before March 30, 2012


Personal invitations and Announcement No. 2 will be sent out before March 16, 2012


Conference dates: May 30-31, 2012 in Khabarovsk, Russia

Contact information: main- Gennady Illarionov (Russian and English), secondary – Evgeny Simonov (Russian, Chinese and English)

Travel and Accommodation Cost Reimbursement

Participants are expected to share 2 and 4-person rooms at conference venue.

The organizing committee can reimburse travel and accommodation costs only for a limited number of conference participants representing civil society organizations. Because the organizing committee has limited funds, priority for travel and accommodation cost reimbursement will be given to participants planning to speak during the conference that submit their publication materials on time and send suggestions for final letters and resolutions (decision will be confirmed in a personal invitation).


Conference Compendium

The organizers will publish a compendium prior to the beginning of the conference. Articles should be no more than four А4-sized pages long, including graphics, tables, and bibliography, (should follow Form No. 2 formatting as outlined below). Articles must be received before March 30, 2012.

Correspondence with the author will be primarily via email. The organizers request that you please provide a primary and secondary email address to avoid missing messages.



Formatting rules

Report title (Times New Roman, bold, Center, 12pt font) 

A.B. Ivanov1, R.I. Sibirev (Times New Roman, normal, Center, 12)

1Siberian Environmental Agency, Russia,

2Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia ,

Materials should not exceed four A-4 sized pages, including images, graphs, and bibliography. Electronic files will be accepted via email as an attached Word file (versions up to and including 2003), with the first author’s last name as the title. The text should be in MSWord for Windows format, 12pt. Times New Roman font, single-spaced, justified, wrapped text, indent 1 cm, 2.5 cm margins. Extra spaces are not permitted. Tables and graphs should be on separate pages, with titles. Images should be in black and white and in standard formats .cdr, .jpg, .eps, .tiff, .bmp and attached as separate files with by-lines. References to images and tables should be in parentheses (Picture 1), (Table 1); literary references should be in square brackets [1]. Image by-lines should be in 12pt. Times New Roman font, underneath the image. The bibliography should be in alphabetical order in italicized 10pt. Times New Roman font, and separated from the main by of the text by skipping a line. The following MUST be provided in English: report title, authors’ last names, organization, and brief annotation.


1. Ivanov, A.I., Koptyugov, P.A. Sustainable Water Use …….etc.

2. Lisitsyn, I.S., Petryak, V.V. Spill Response … etc.


Name (last, first, M.I.): _______________________________________________


Country: _________________________________________________________


Organization: ___________________________________________________________

Title: __________________________________________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________________________

Phone: _________________________________________________________________

Email: (main and secondary)_________________________________________________

Participation: presenting not presenting

Presentation Title in Russian/English:___________________________________________

Presentation summary (abstract) in 4-6 sentences:


Estimated round-trip travel costs (for NGO representatives in need of reimbursement organizing committee has very limited support funds):

Please complete and send this application as soon as possible – definitely before March 10, 2012

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