SMIRES training school in the Swiss Alps

In September 2019, the the EU COST Action SMIRES (Science and Management of Intermittent Rivers & Ephemeral Streams) organised a training school “Ecohydrology of intermittent rivers: from theory to practice” in Val Roseg valley in the Swiss Alps. During this intense week, students from all over Europe and northern Africa were introduced by experienced scientists to collecting hydrological data, characterizing intermittent rivers and ephemeral streams, sampling macroinvertebrates and later analyzing the data. While having a lecture in the morning, the theoretical information was applied in the wonderful landscape of Val Roseg. As part of the training school, Abdelghani Aabid and Nils Kaczmarek were able to learn new scientific methods and to receive an excellent introduction to the field of intermittent river research, which can be transferred to the Drâa River Basin.