Lauren Zielinski wins 2017 Emerging River Professional Award

Lauren Zielinski wins 2017 Emerging River Professional Award

Ms Lauren Zielinski of the USA has been presented the 2017 Emerging River Professional Award at Riverprize Gala Dinner in Brisbane on 19 September.

Lauren was recognised for her outstanding work in creating a monitoring and adaptive management framework for environmental flows, first focusing on the Kenyan portion of the Mara River. She then generalised the process into a framework that could be used to create such plans in other river basins in Kenya, with the potential to be utilised in other river basins in the region and around the world.

Lauren presented her work at the International Riversymposium on 18-20 September, and was joined by two other inspirational finalists – Mr Dean Muruven and Dr Tatenda Dalu.

The Emerging River Professional Award is generously sponsored by OceanaGold Corporation, with the process managed by the International WaterCentre Alumni Network (IWCAN).

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