Program

IRS Vienna 2022 Program Highlights

Workshop Spotlight: Partnerships for community action to increase river resilience

Workshop Spotlight: Partnerships for community action to increase river resilience

In partnership with Rotary International, UNEP will be presenting a workshop that highlights the importance of strong partnerships to help countries understand and step up for rivers to achieve sustainable development, ecosystem and human health.
Speaker Spotlight: Keynote presentation from Stuart Orr, Leader of WWF’s Freshwater Practice at World Wide Fund for Nature

Speaker Spotlight: Keynote presentation from Stuart Orr, Leader of WWF’s Freshwater Practice at World Wide Fund for Nature

Rivers have played a central role in human history and civilization – and are still essential to our societies, cultures and economies today. Yet, decision makers have consistently failed to value rivers for their full spectrum of benefits – with detrimental effects for people and nature. Traditionally, rivers have been valued primarily as water sources for cities, irrigation and hydropower. But they provide a far broader set of services, which deliver immense benefits to societies, economies, and ecosystems. Join us as Stuart discusses the hidden value of Rivers
Event: 25th International Riversymposium Gala Dinner and European Riverprize

Event: 25th International Riversymposium Gala Dinner and European Riverprize

An exciting component of our program is the Gala Dinner taking place on the second night of the Riversymposium. Being held in Vienna’s architecturally breathtaking Town Hall building (Rathaus), the Gala Dinner is a night of socialisation, networking, and entertainment for our Riversymposium attendees. The highlight of the night will be the announcement of the 2022 European Riverprize winner, which will be live-streamed to audiences across the world. This event is included in your registration.

Draft Program Timetable

This program is a draft and will be updated regularly.

Sunday 27th of November

Monday 28th of November

Tuesday 29th of November

Wednesday 30th of November

Thursday 1st of December