The First Announcement

The 8th International Conference

“the Rivers of Siberia and the Far East”

The Eighth International Conference “The Rivers of Siberia and the Far East” will be held on June 0607, 2013 in Irkutsk, Russia near Lake Baikal.

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.

We invite you and your colleagues to participate in this conference.

Please notify us of your participation via e-mail before March 31, 2013.

Please complete and send the attached application form to main address, secondary address



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

Organizing Committee

  • NGO Baikal Environmental Wave
  • Buryat Regional  Organization for Baikal
  • Rivers without Boundaries Coalition
  • WWF-Russia
  • Krasnoyarsk Regional environmental NGO “Plotina”
  • ISAR-Siberia, Novosibirsk, Russia
  • Pacific Environment
  • Siberian Rivers Network
  • Amur Socio-ecological  Union

The conference addressed the following issues:

  • Ecological condition of  water bodies
  • River and lake biodiversity and conservation issues
  • Public participation in solving water management and river conservation
  • Use of Transboundary Waters and legal regulation of water resources management
  • Technology development for efficient use of water and protection of water bodies

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

Letters and resolutions as well as a plan of action for environmental NGOs working to preserve unique river ecosystems will be prepared at the conference.

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 – March 31, 2013


  • Reports for publication in the conference compendium to be submitted before April 30, 2013


  • Personal invitations and Announcement No. 2 will be sent out before March 31, 2013



Contact information

Main address: Marina Rikhvanova, Baikal Environmental Wave

Secondary address:

Copy letters to: Eugene Simonov, Rivers without Boundaries Coalition

Information also available at the RwB web-site:


Conference Compendium

The organizers will publish a compendium 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 by April 30, 2013.


Proceedings from 2012 Conference could be downloaded from the link


Correspondence with the author will be primarily via e-mail. Please provide a primary and secondary e-mail address to avoid missing messages.



Formatting rules



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


A.B. Ivanov1, R.I. Sibirev2 (Times New Roman, normal, Center, 12)

1Siberian Environmental Agency, Russia,

2Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia,


Materials should not exceed four A4-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.




The 8th International Conference

“the Rivers of Siberia and the Far East”

 Irkutsk, Russia

June 06–07, 2013





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


Country: __________________________________________________________________


Organization: ______________________________________________________________

Title: _____________________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________________

Phone:  ___________________________________________________________________

E-mail: (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 31, 2013.


Information in Russian

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