Canberra, Australia | 15-18 September 2014


The 17th International Riversymposium has an overarching theme of ‘Large River Basins’. There is hardly a better location to hold this conference than in Canberra in the Murray-Darling Basin – where much of Australia’s A$13 billion water reform implementation and large basin planning has occurred since 2007. Sharing the experiences and some world-leading innovations will be a great back-drop to this event.

The Riversymposium is also attracting support from our Global Partnership to Advance Integrated Basin Management who include The Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund, International Network of Basin Organisations, the Global Environment Facility, International Union for Nature Conservation, the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River and the Great Rivers Partnership. During the conference and some specialist workshops we will together build a ‘Canberra Declaration on Integrated Basin Management’ to forge a stronger global agenda for coordinated action.

This year’s Riversymposium will have something for all river professionals. We are lowering the standard registration level substantially to ensure no financial barriers to this exciting event. Above all, the Riversymposium will be an occasion to celebrate – with awards of Riverprizes at the fabulous Gala dinner, a river art festival, and strong social and partner programs.

Submit your abstract now!

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Riversymposium is inviting oral or session submissions from authors around the world. Abstracts will be reviewed by the International Riversymposium Program Committee and accepted based on criteria including audience appeal and their alignment to the four Riversymposium sub-themes.

Poster presentations are also invited, which provide an excellent opportunity to showcase your innovations and ideas in a simple and concise way. Posters will be displayed in either hard copy format or electronically in the RiverExpo area, and a special session will be held during one of the lunch breaks where authors are invited to discuss their work and answer questions from conference delegates.

Abstract and poster submissions should be submitted online by 30 April 2014.

Click here to read the guidelines or submit your abstract.

Apply now for Riverprize


A highlight of the International Riversymposium is the Riverprize Gala Dinner, an opportunity to celebrate outstanding achievements and significant progress in river basin restoration and protection around the world.

The International RiverFoundation is now accepting applications for the 2014 Riverprize awards, and once again, there are three categories to choose from - Australian Riverprize, the IRF European Riverprize and the Thiess International Riverprize.

Applications close in May.

Find out more or apply now