Riverprize Applications are now open for 2013

The International RiverFoundation is set to award a record number of Riverprizes in 2013, with an Australian Riverprize, a European Riverprize and the prestigious Thiess International Riverprize with a total value in excess of $600,000.

The Australian Riverprize and the Thiess International Riverprize are awarded by the International RiverFoundation (IRF) each year for excellence in river basin management.  This year the IRF is introducing the inaugural European Riverprize to celebrate and reward successful approaches to river basin management in the European context.

Any organisation involved in river, wetland, lake, or estuary restoration or protection is encouraged to apply for a Riverprize, but applicants may only apply in one category per year. Applications will be judged by a panel of experts on criteria including the integration of programs, collaborative approaches and demonstrated achievements.

In 2012, the Thiess International Riverprize, worth $300,000, was awarded to the Willamette River of Oregon, USA. [Links] The $200,000 Australian Riverprize – which is funded by the Australian Government’s Water for the Future initiative, through the Water Smart Australia program, was awarded to the Condamine River of Queensland.

Applications can be made online through the IRF website and stage one of the application must be completed by 29 March, 2013. Stage two of will then be made accessible to selected applicants who meet the criteria.

For those of you thinking of attending the Riversymposium abstract submission has been extended till the 22nd of March….. so get writing!  Siwan