The International RiverFoundation builds river leadership and strong networks for the restoration, protection, sustainable management and resilience of the world’s rivers.

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We support and champion future leaders and early-career professionals to develop their knowledge, skills, and experiences in sustainably managing the world’s rivers.

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We celebrate, recognise and reward individuals and organisations who have achieved remarkable outcomes for rivers, basins and communities.



We facilitate cross-sector collaboration through partnerships and on-ground projects, and help them share their knowledge with those who could benefit from it.

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We are a globally-recognised, sustainable, and passionate organisation.

International Riversymposium | Brisbane | 20-24 October 2019

The International Riversymposium brings together river managers, policy developers, scientists, consultants, students, NGOs, indigenous and community organisations and business and industry representatives from around the world to share their knowledge, learn from others and collaborate on innovative ideas to improve the sustainable management of river basins.