HEALTHY RIVERS – HEALTHY ECONOMIES

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.


Riverprize Finalists Announced!

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Finalists in the 2015 Riverprize awards have now been announced!

Three Riverprizes will be awarded during the Riversymposium Gala Dinner on Tuesday 22 September – the Morgan Foundation New Zealand Riverprize, the Australian Riverprize and the Thiess International Riverprize.

Finalists in each of these categories will present their achievements during the conference program with the winners to give extended presentations on the opening plenary on Wednesday 23 September.

Awarded by the International RiverFoundation, Riverprize is the world’s most prestigious river award giving recognition to those who have developed and implemented outstanding, visionary and sustainable programs in river management and restoration,

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Special Event: Women in Rivers

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The Women in Rivers event is back due to popular demand! Held at the Brisbane Museum on the evening of Sunday 20 September, this cocktail event has been designed to allow time for networking, informal discussion and learning about different perspectives. The evening will also feature a Q&A session where attendees can interact directly with a panel of river leaders drawn from across different sectors and different countries.

While discussions are focused on gender issues and the role of women in management, the event is not limited to female only participation. In fact, we encourage everyone who is interested to participate in this opportunity for networking, knowledge-sharing, and addressing gender related issues around the globe. This exciting event is supported by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority.

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