Brisbane, Australia | 21-24 September 2015


The theme for the 2015 International Riversymposium “Healthy Rivers – Healthy Economies” is a wonderful opportunity to engage with the multitude of businesses and organisations who contribute to and benefit from the wise management of rivers and their catchments. Water has risen high on the business agenda and a decline in freshwater quality and quantity was judged the greatest risk facing the globe at the 2015 World Economic Forum. The contribution that healthy rivers make to our economies and wellbeing is extraordinary, but often taken for granted.

The 2015 Riversymposium will connect businesses who rely on rivers and catchments with community representatives, scientists, policy makers and river professionals to jointly explore the links between river health and economic performance in different contexts globally. The program will include over 20 keynotes and 10 special sessions covering topical issues.

The themes and topics of the 2015 International Riversymposium will encourage knowledge sharing and debate, and seek to find solutions for a better future. It is only by bringing together all sectors of society that we can answer the big questions and all play our part in collaborative solutions.

Last chance to register— don’t miss out!

IRF CEO Nick Schofield speaks at the 2014 Riverprize Gala Dinner

With only two weeks left until we kick off the 2015 International Riversymposium, anticipation is high and tickets are selling fast.

The final program features some of the world’s most prominent professionals, scientists and policymakers in the water and environment industry, including a number of revered keynote speakers from around the globe. Highly anticipated social events also include the Women in Rivers event and the Riverprize Gala Dinner, both offering opportunities to connect with symposium delegates from more than 40 countries.

Don’t miss your chance for professional development and networking in a world-class symposium. Register now to secure your spot!

Tickets now available for special breakfast!


The University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute is hosting a special breakfast during the Riversymposium on the morning of Tuesday 22 September. Waterways Stewardship for Healthy Communities will feature a stimulating discussion considering the ‘whole picture’ of a waterway that supports human and ecological communities. Integrated into this conversation will be consideration of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal to ‘ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.’

Facilitated by Associated Professor Eva Abal, Program Director of the Sustainable Water Program at UQ’s Global Change Institute, the panel discussion will feature practitioners, researchers and managers from both Australia and the Asia Pacific. An active discussion with audience members will be facilitated at each table over breakfast. The University of Queensland has sponsored this event to minimise the cost to participants. Tickets are available now at $35 each.

Click here to learn more or register!