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The newsletter presents a selection of the conference workshop sessions, the keynote speech by the EU commissioner for the environment, mr Janez Potočnik, the launch of the ECRR Community of Practice of 5 pilot river basin catchments, the interview with EU Water Director mr Peter Gammeltoft, and a panel discussion with representatives of various sectors. The conference also featured the first 'European Riverprize' awarded by the International RiverFoundation during a gala evening in the historic city centre of Vienna.
Also presented here are the key messages and recommendations, synthesised in the "Declaration of Vienna". This is based on all the conference workshop sessions, the poster presentations, keynotes and interviews, the three side events, and the panel discussion. There are links throughout the document to all the presentations and video recordings of all sessions and to the poster presentations.