SMIRES is organized in 4 Working Groups (WGs) that build upon each other to develop a global framework. The WGs are science-driven and correspond to the 4 challenges of the SMIRES, 1 committee (Stakeholder Committee) is dedicated to the stakeholder interface, networking, dissemination and capacity-building activities. In addition, SMIRES comprises a Forum of Young Researchers (FYR) gathering the early career investigators (ECIs) involved.

+ WG 1: Prevalence, distribution and trends of IRES

Leader: Eric Sauquet

Objectives: Compile hydrological data to locate, map and analyse trends in flow intermittence in IRES; spatialize flow intermittence patterns in selected catchment, explore historical evolution of these patterns, develop a citizen-science monitoring network based on a smart phone application and a real time database of flow states across EU rivers.

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+ WG 4: Community ecology and biomonitoring in IRES

Leader: Rachel Stubbington

Objectives: Adapt current biomonitoring methods for IRES; develop/test new ones; produce an electronic handbook including guidelines and caveats for IRES biomonitoring.

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+ Stakeholder Committee, networking and dissemination

Leader: Bénédicte Augeard

Objectives: to build up the network; to link past and on-going research projects to IRES; to share experience and information; to synthesize the state-of-the-art and knowledge gap analysis of IRES; to ensure active participation of stakeholders; to disseminate the scientific activities; to train ESRs and stakeholders; to promote SHTM; to deliver the tools and guidelines to stakeholders; to ensure visibility of the Action at the international scale.

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