European Riverprize Announced!
2 March 2012
The International RiverFoundation and the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) are working together to establish a European Riverprize - the first of which will be awarded in 2013.
On 27 February 2012, IRF CEO Matthew Reddy and ICPDR President Wolfgang Stalzer signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in programmes that promote and strengthen efforts towards sustainable river basin management in Europe and throughout the world. The establishment of a European Riverprize is one of the key elements of this partnership, and is an exciting development for the IRF and its networks - especially those based in Europe.
The signing of ther MoU took place at the ICPDR secretariat in Vienna, Austria, and representatives of the European Centre for River Restoration, GEF IW Learn and the Thames River (2012 Riverprize winner) also attended the ceremony and joined in discussions around the European Riverprize.