The Essentials of Environmental Flows

13 August 2007 | News story

The Water and Nature book “FLOW – The Essentials of Environmental Flows” is now available in 8 languages…and counting!

In Khmer, Portuguese, Chinese, French, and many more, this toolkit is proving to be a valuable asset in water management across the globe. On the occasion of World Water Week, Tabeth Chiuta (IUCN South Africa), Dr Ger Bergkamp, Michael Moore (SIWI), and Dr Mark Smith presented the achievements and lessons learnt from the use of the FLOW toolkit in the field, the work of translations and the spread of the Environmental Flows Network.

The “FLOW” toolkits can be downloaded or ordered from www.iucn.org/publications. It contains key messages, case studies, an extensive glossary as well as expert contributions from renowned water specialists and scientists. An online learning tool is also available.

“To facilitate the continued outreach of information related to environmental flows, a global network, EFlowNet, brings people together to share experiences, information, case studies and contacts. The network aims to enhance the dialogue on environmental flows and to provide an interactive forum for a range of stakeholders, from water managers to policy makers to researchers” said Michael Moore, SIWI Project Officer.

For more information on the Environmental Flows Network, please contact: katharine.cross@iucn.org.

Download publications

Flow : the essentials of environmental flows
Dyson, Megan, ed. ; Bergkamp, Ger, ed. ; Scanlon, John, ed. - IUCN, Water and Nature Initiative - Gland : IUCN, 2003.

Flow : the essentials of environmental flows (Lao version)
Dyson, Megan, ed. ; Bergkamp, Ger, ed. ; Scanlon, John, ed. - IUCN, Water and Nature Initiative - Gland : IUCN, 2007.

Flow : the essentials of environmental flows (Vietnamese version)
Dyson, Megan, ed. ; Bergkamp, Ger, ed. ; Scanlon, John, ed. - IUCN, Water and Nature Initiative - Gland : IUCN, 2007.

Flow : the essentials of environmental flows (Chinese version)
Dyson, Megan, ed. ; Bergkamp, Ger, ed. ; Scanlon, John, ed. - IUCN, Water and Nature Initiative - Gland : IUCN, 2006.

Flow : the essentials of environmental flows (Khmer version)
Dyson, Megan, ed. ; Bergkamp, Ger, ed. ; Scanlon, John, ed. - IUCN, Water and Nature Initiative - Gland : IUCN, 2006.

Caudal : elementos esenciales de caudales ambientales
Dyson, Megan, ed. ; Bergkamp, Ger, ed. ; Scanlon, John, ed. - IUCN, Water and Nature Initiative - San José, CR : UICN ORMA, 2005.

Débit : les débits environnementaux, ce qu'il faut savoir
Dyson, Megan, ed. ; Bergkamp, Ger, ed. ; Scanlon, John, ed. - IUCN, Water and Nature Initiative - Gland : IUCN, 2005.