Lisbon was at the center of the second edition of the biggest European Rivers Summit, which took place between the 18th and 20th of November 2021, at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and also with an Online format by live streaming on a dedicated platform.

More than 300 activists and experts from across all Europe attended the Summit in person, and by the online platform, to share knowledge, network and plan together to defend and protect Rivers, one of the most endangered ecosystems in the World.

Climate Change, Impact on Freshwater, Perverse Public Subsidies on Electric Production, River Protection and Restoration Measures, Dams Removal and Environmental Justice were some of the topics addressed.

The European Rivers Summit 2021 was organized by GEOTA, in partnership with Euronatur, RiverWatch, Wetlands International Europe WWF Adria, with the support of the Living Rivers Foundation, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Ministry of Environment and Climate Action, Fundo Ambiental and ENEA2020.

We want to thank you all for your presence at the European Rivers Summit 2021 in Lisbon, and Online, which certainly contributed to its success. This initiative created an outstanding opportunity for dialogue and interaction with other river lovers.

To help river lovers keep in touch, we are creating on the website, a list of contacts of the ERS2021 participants. If you are interested in sharing your contact at the ERS2021 website, please fill in this form, click here.

We also invite you to (re)visit our WebApp and by the end of the week the speaker’s presentations, photos, and the recording of the event will be available. You will also be able to obtain your participation certificate in the WebApp. The WebApp will be available only until the 20th of December 2021, but the European Rivers Summit website will still be available from then onwards.

Visit the WebApp

Find all the Speakers Presentations here.

The 3rd edition of the European Rivers Summit will be organized in Brussels, by September 2022.




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