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.

Abstract submission deadline extended!


The deadline for Riversymposium abstract, poster and speed talk submissions has now been extended!

Abstracts must now be submitted online by Monday 25 May, allowing you more time to perfect your abstracts following the busy Easter period and school holidays here in Australia.

Remember, our long list of topics ensures that everybody involved with rivers has the chance to participate in Riversymposium program. Although the overarching theme is Healthy Rivers – Healthy Economies, topics range from environmental flows to river protection to communities & citizen science.

If you have any queries about your abstract submission or are experiencing issues with the online system, simply email us and we will respond to you as soon as we can.

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Earlybird registrations open!


Earlybird registrations for the 18th International Riversymposium are now open!

In 2015 the Riversymposium is back in Brisbane from September 21-23, with the overarching theme of Healthy Rivers – Healthy Economies. This year’s Riversymposium will address global hot topics such as connecting mining, environment and society and market-based approaches to water scarcity, as well as topics of interest to Australia and Queensland such as  protecting the Great Barrier Reef and living with flooding in urban centres.

Renowned for its sub-tropical climate, Brisbane provides a breathtaking setting for the Riversymposium with the venue situated just a short walk from the river. So what are you waiting for? Registrations are now being accepted online, and the special ‘earlybird’ rate of $895 is available until 30 June 2015.

Register now