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2013 Riveprize Winners Announced!
 
 
International RiverFoundation is delighted to announce our three Riverprize winners for 2013.

The Thiess International Riverprize and Australian Riverprize winners were announced at the Riverprize Gala Dinner on Tuesday 24 September, as part of the International Riversymposium in Brisbane, Australia. And our first IRF European Riverprize winner was announced on Thursday 12 September at the European River Restoration Conference in Vienna, Austria.

We would like to extend our congratulations to all of our Riverprize finalists this year. Applications were of a very high standard and judges have been overwhelmed with the level of work that is being achieved in all areas of the world.

The 2014 Riverprize round will be opening soon - keep an eye out for the details in an upcoming IRF newsletter.
 
 
 
Thiess International Riverprize Awarded to the Mara River, Kenya!
 
International RiverFoundation has awarded the 2013 Thiess International Riverprize to the Mara River in Kenya. The trans-boundary river, which is home to rich biodiversity and sustains the livelihoods of many, is the first in Africa ever to be awarded the prestigious prize in its 15 year history. With a clear vision and in anticipation of potential conflict arising over scarce water resources, the community based Mara River Water Users Association overcame significant challenges and successfully collaborated with farmers, community groups, NGOs, consultants and many other stakeholders to implement the Mara River Environmental Management Initiative. Read full media release
 
 
Australian Riverprize Awarded to the Glenelg River, Victoria!
 
International RiverFoundation has awarded the 2013 Australian Riverprize to the Glenelg River of Victoria.The Australian Riverprize, worth $200,000, is funded by the Australian Government’s Water Smart Australia program. The Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority received the award for demonstrating success over a decade through community supported river restoration activities; and providing leadership to bring the Glenelg River to a higher standard of health. Farming families, conservation groups and industry have all rallied together to construct 1600km of fencing, plant over 500,000 trees and directly seed 770km of waterways frontage to protect the river. Read full media release
 
 
IRF European Riverprize Awarded to the River Rhine!
 
The River Rhine has been awarded the inaugural IRF European Riverprize to the River Rhine. The IRF European Riverprize is worth €40,000 and is sponsored by Coca-Cola Europe. The River Rhine received the award for remarkable achievements in integrated river basin management following a 50 year legacy of river degradation and a devastating chemical accident in 1986. The International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine (ICPR), and other stakeholders in the basin have successfully implemented urban wastewater management strategies and dramatically improved the water quality of the Rhine. Additionally, in the past 15 years, the adoption of new, integrated policies has resulted in the restoration of a substantial area of floodplains in the densely populated Rhine delta. Read full media release
 
 
 
 
 
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