International Riverfoundation’s 2010 Riverprize awards are now open.

Organisations (big and small) working on the restoration of rivers across Australia are encouraged to apply, applications close 14 May 2010.

Applying for Riverprize – the world’s most prestigious river restoration award – brings recognition, reward and support to those who have developed and implemented outstanding, visionary and sustainable programs in river management.

The International Thiess Riverprize is valued at AUD$350,000, and the National Riverprize at AUD$200,000 (the latter funded by an Australian Government grant under its Water for the Future plan).

Winners are announced during the 13th International Riversymposium – the preeminent international conference on freshwater resources management – which will be held in Perth (11-14 October 2010).

Nomination forms and entry guidelines are available at International Riverfoundation’s website.