This joint effort will lead to the redaction of at least one paper targeting a high-profile journal on the significance of the biodiversity of IRES. Each participant of the project (according to rules) will be invited to be a co-author on the paper(s).

It will also consolidate the existing international network of river ecologists interested in the ecology and biogeochemistry of IRES. This network will continue to develop further common experiments and paper writing, will seek for international sources of funding (e.g., Future Earth program) and will be helpful for national/regional funding sources. Participants will also meet whenever possible at international conferences (e.g., SFS, ESA, SEFS, ASLO).