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.

Special Event: Women in Rivers


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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Earlybird registrations extended!


Earlybird registrations for the 18th International Riversymposium will remain open for an extra month!

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 now available until 31 July 2015.

Register now