As with past International Riversymposium, if your abstract is selected you will have the opportunity to present. For some, this will be in person, for others online.
In line with our tradition, we will also be holding keynotes, special events and the afternoons will involve local workshops. If you would like to express an interest in paying for and hosting a workshop, please see our suggested topics here.
This year’s theme is ‘Journey to River Resilience: communities, climate and biodiversity ’. Please take a moment to review the topics for which we are accepting abstracts within this overarching theme and familiarise yourself with the guidelines and requirements before submitting your abstract.
Exploring the connectivity between river basins and urban areas including the relationships between and stories of rivers, biodiversity, communities, business, government and infrastructure (e.g. river cities and ports).
Going beyond SDG 6 to explore the connecting role that rivers play in delivering the equity and security for all embodied in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Exploring the interdependence between rivers, human health and well-being and the role of reducing harmful pollutants (from plastics to pharmaceuticals), restoring resilience (e.g. cultural and environmental flows, nature-based solutions) and enabling access, amenity and lifestyles.
Reflecting on, celebrating and planning the ways in which we can come together across community, business and government to make our rivers resilient.
To express your interest in giving an oral presentation (12-15 minutes), you will need to submit an abstract with a catchy title.
Before you submit, here are the guidelines to consider:
Abstract reviewers will consider the following: