Riverprize is the flagship program of the International RiverFoundation. The Australian Riverprize, the IRF European Riverprize and Thiess International Riverprize are the most prestigious environmental awards in the world. They give recognition, reward and support to those who have developed and implemented outstanding, visionary and sustainable programs in river management.
Our Twinning Program is a unique initiative that supports partnerships in river restoration across the globe. The program enables Riverprize winners and finalists (Riverprize Alumni) to exchange their valuable expertise with other organisations of river basin managers; enhancing knowledge exchange of best practice around the world.
IRF's twinning program grows every year and maintains many successful and world renowned partnerships.
GWP Ken Thiess Memorial Scholarship
The aim of this scholarship is to build capacity in female water leadership in Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) and through doing so, to improve the implementation of IWRM in the home nation of the scholar.
This scholarship is administered by the International WaterCentre and funded through the support of the Global Water Partnership (GWP) and the International Riverfoundation (IRF) in partnership with the Thiess Family Trust who provided funds in memory of their son, Ken Thiess, who died performing engineering duties on the construction of the Snowy Mountains Scheme.
Through the Sponsored Delegates Program IRF financially supports a number of river scientists and practitioners from less developed countries to attend the International Riversymposium each year.
Delegates are given the opportunity to:
- present their work
- share their experiences
- learn about world's best practice
- develop networks for improving health in their home country
Global Network to Advance Integrated River Basin Management
A Global Network of committed and passionate organisations to work together to advance the goals and vision of integrated river basin management in every part of the world.
Drawn from across the world, the parnters have come together to share their individual experiences and resources, as well as strengthen and extend the reach of their efforts. Through collaboration, it is hoped that the outcomes, expertise and learnings from each organisation can be more effectively disseminated, replicated and strengthened.
As a ‘voice for rivers’ the IRF has developed the River Recovery program for river restoration works around the world, coordinated by regional partner offices.The IRF assists communities to better manage and prepare for flood and drought events and to build resilience into planning, on-ground works and education.
River Recovery aims to:
For enquiries relating to International RiverFoundation's programs, please contact:
Charlotte Spliethoff - Business Development and Programs Manager
+61 7 3026 0826
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