IRF update: How we are tackling COVID-19

IRF update: How we are tackling COVID-19

Dear Friends,

The International RiverFoundation hopes that you, your colleagues and your families are all well during this unprecedented global event. From our head office here in Australia, we watch with concern and compassion as members of the IRF family deal with this crisis in their own countries.

In light of the circumstances, we have decided to extend the application deadline for the Australasia Riverprize until 7 April 2020. To ensure the safety of the community, we have postponed the Rivers on Fire Breakfast and are working closely with our partners to reschedule this event as well as the Rivers on Fire Forum. Additionally we are putting on hold any planning for the International Riversymposium 2020 in China – we will keep you informed once a final decision is made on this event.

This global crisis will allow us to reflect on new ways of working with you to achieve the three pillars of river leadership, collaboration and celebration. We are taking the opportunity to engage virtually with you though some exciting projects over the coming months. These will include the launch of the Resilient Rivers Blueprint, the opening of River Academy and a number of online RiverEvents.

We have initiated work telecommuting and are now fully operational using web-based technology. Please keep in touch with us digitally via our social media channels and our newsletter for more information and updates on the launches of our new, exciting, and innovative programs.

The IRF board and staff wish you all the very best. Stay safe, stay well, stay resilient.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Eva Abal

CEO, International RiverFoundation

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  • Eva Abal
    Posted at 12:50h, 14 July

    Dear Ta Jovencia Ganub,
    Thank you very much for your feedback. Please sign up to our newsletter so you can get the latest updates such as:
    – we have just opened the cart for three courses for RiverAcademy
    – International Riversymposium 2020 will be virtual for the first time
    – we have regular RiverTalks and are planning our second RiverDialogue.
    Hope you are able to join us for any of the above activities.
    Thank you again for your support.
    Kind regards,
    Eva

  • Jovencia Ganub
    Posted at 17:04h, 14 June

    Dear Dr. Eva,

    Congratulations on all the planned exciting activities of the IRF.
    Thank you for keeping us posted on the IRF’s developments amid this global pandemic. I look forward to participating in one of your virtual events.

    Best regards,