The traditional biennial ISRS (International Society for River Science) symposium named “Riverine landscapes as coupled socio-ecological systems” was hosted at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna during 8-13 September 2019. The event incorporated research at different trophic, temporal and spatial scales to serve as a wide platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences between science and practice. The conference aimed at building bridges between ecology, geomorphology, hydrology, biogeochemistry, social sciences, environmental engineering, technology, and economics. Wide research topics brought to the symposium keynote speakers as Klement Tockner, Hervé Piégay, Núria Bonada or Courtney Fling. From SRL working group, Dr A. Kidová contributed by the oral presentation: “Riparian vegetation dynamics of the multi-thread river system in Slovak Carpathians”, where she focused on habitat rejuvenation/ succession as well as the bar stabilization process on the Slovakian braided-wandering Belá River. “Riparian zone changes and trends of development on the national level” she introduced by a poster presentation (download poster in pdf).