1st SMIRES Management Committee (MC) meeting - Brussels, March 11th 2016
SMIRES aim is to bring together hydrologists, biogeochemists, ecologists, environmental economists, social researchers and stakeholders from 14 different countries to develop a research network for synthesising the fragmented and recent knowledge on IRES (intermittent rivers and ephemeral streams), improving our understanding of IRES ecology, and translating this into science-based, sustainable management of river networks.
A recap on the management structure of SMIRES which was approved by the MC members:
*Chair*: T Datry
*Vice-Chair*: G Singer
Working Group 1 leader/vice leader: E Sauquet, G Laaha
Working Group 2 leader/vice leader: V Acuña, P Koundouri
Working Group 3 leader/vice leader: D von Schiller, AM Zoppini
Working Group 4 leader/vice leader: R Stubbington, M Morais
Stakeholder Committee (SHC) leader/vice leader: B Augeard / J England
Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) coordinator, vice-coordinator: P Paril / K Banasik
Forum of Young Researcher (FYR) coordinator: A Garcia
The MC is currently composed of 37 members from 22 countries, and this will expand on the first year since any other COST countries can join very simply.