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About the International RiverFoundation

The International RiverFoundation drives the restoration, protection and sustainable management of the world’s rivers.

Water is crucial for all life—and we need healthy rivers, lakes and wetlands for sustainable development. We promote and support effective management of these resources by facilitating knowledge sharing, education and best practice river basin management, and by recognising and rewarding those making a difference.

We champion an integrated approach to river basin management, and work to revive the world’s rivers through multi-sector partnerships around the world. We are committed to achieving positive ecological, economic and social outcomes through our programs, which have a life-changing impact on individuals and communities around the world.

About the International Riversymposium

Hosted by the International RiverFoundation, the International Riversymposium was first held in Brisbane in 1998 and provides a platform for river managers, policy developers, scientists, consultants, NGOs and community organisations to share knowledge and innovative ideas on all aspects of river and water management.

By facilitating partnerships between key stakeholders, the International Riversymposium celebrates the environmental, economic and social value of rivers across the globe. The symposium provides an international forum for examining best practice in river and watershed management.

Over the years, the International Riversymposium has hosted thousands of delegates from all over the world. Whether through the RiverExpo, plenary sessions, or the Riverprize Gala Dinner and social program, Riversymposium provides the opportunity to network with river and water management experts on a global scale.

Past proceedings

2016 planning committee

Ian-Atkinson

Ian Atkinson (Chair)

CEO, International RiverFoundation
Angela-Arthington

Angela Arthington

Emeritus Professor, Australian Rivers Institute
Stuart-Bunn

Stuart Bunn

Director, Australian Rivers Institute Griffith University
Colin-Chartres

Colin Chartres

Principal Fellow, eWater/Australian Water Partnership
Trish-Dalby

Trish Dalby

Marketing & Communication Manager, International RiverFoundation
Alistair-Driver

Alistair Driver

National Biodiversity Manager - Environment Agency UK
Tarika-Khanna

Tarika Khanna

Riversymposium 2016 Coordinator, International RiverFoundation
Richard-McLoughlin

Richard McLoughlin

Assistant Secretary, Water Resources Dept. of Agriculture & Water Resources
Brian-McIntosh

Brian McIntosh

Senior Lecturer & Education Program Manager, International WaterCentre
Vanh-Mixap

Vanh Mixap

EWPP Coordinator, International RiverFoundation
Tanushree-Rao

Tanushree Rao

Communication & Event Coordinator, International RiverFoundation
Russell-Rollason

Russell Rollason

Water Resource Management Australian Water Partnership / DFAT
Nick-Schofield

Nick Schofield

Director, Global Water Institute, UNSW
Peter-Wallbrink

Peter Wallbrink

Research Director, Basin Management Outcomes CSIRO
Selina-Ward

Selina Ward

Board Director, International RiverFoundation
William-Young

William Young

Lead Water Resources Management Specialist Global Water Practice, World Bank

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