New publication from COST CONVERGES STSM !

Seasonal variation in vegetation coverage is potentially important for local flood risk, and remotely sensed information can provide river scientists with new insights to support the management of highly anthropized watercourses.

See : Boothroyd, RJ., Nones, M. and Guerrero, M. (2021). Deriving planform morphology and vegetation coverage from remote sensing to support river management applications. Frontiers in Environmental Science. 9: 657354.

Last newsletter online

The last newsletter of the COST Action CONVERGES (March 2021) is online here

A new report about managers’ views on riparian vegetation management in France

An international survey was carried out and workshops were organised in various countries in order to gather the vision of the riparian zone managers. This report presents the results of this work for metropolitan France. See here

The last COST CONVERGES newsletter is online

Keep in touch with the COST Action CONVERGES : see here

Annual meeting COST CONVERGES – Riparian vegetation science and management (conference, workshops, MC meeting)

The 2021 annual meeting of the COST Action CONVERGES will be held online and organised by Deltares (Delft, the Netherlands) next in 8/9th February.

This meeting is organised in 3 stages:

an online conference on the theme “Riparian vegetation science and management” (program here)

two half days of worskhops dedicated to establishing misalignments in riparian knowledge and priorities for knowledge conversion for enhanced management (See details here).

the management committee of the COST Action CONVERGES.



The COST CONVERGES Action aims to establish a baseline in the state of knowledge regarding riparian vegetation and ecosystems. It is a network created to coordinate research efforts, to contribute to knowledge conversion between countries and actors (scientists, managers, policy makers, etc.) and to promote practitioners research interests in the scientific community.