Applications for the 2015 IRF European Riverprize have now closed.
The European Riverprize celebrates successful approaches that have overcome the challenges to river restoration, ecosystem health, water quality and climate change within the social and political context of the European continent.
The IRF European Riverprize is judged by a panel of European experts and supported by the European Centre for River Restoration (ECRR). Please click here for a list of eligible countries.
Applications are assessed based on a documented river management framework, evidence of social and economic gains, an integrated approach to river management, long-term vision and demonstrated, outstanding achievements in river ecology.
There is no cost to apply, and the 2015 European winner will automatically qualify for the next round of the prestigious Thiess International Riverprize.
The 2014 European Riverprize, sponsored by Coca-Cola Europe and worth €25,000, was awarded to the River Mur of Austria.
In collaboration with the Styrian Government (Department 14 – Water Management, Resources and Sustainability) freiland Environmental Consulting Civil Engineers has been working to restore priority stretches from 22km of the River Mur, which has been badly degraded by widespread development since the late 19th century.
Since 1997, extensive work has been done to re-establish the natural conditions of the river and restore natural habitats for the many species that rely on the river and surrounding environment.
The River Mur will now automatically qualify for stage two of the Thiess International Riverprize in 2015.
The other finalists in the 2014 European Riverprize were:
The IRF is forming a select group of partners to support and develop the European Riverprize in addition to associated activities.
Businesses, Governments, Foundations and other interested parties willing to support the European Riverprize are being sought after to:
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The International RiverFoundation sincerely thanks our past and present judges for contributing their time and expertise!
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