The Thiess International Riverprize (the Riverprize) is the world’s most prestigious environmental award, bringing recognition to organisations (or groups of organisations) who have achieved remarkable outcomes for rivers, river basins and their communities.
The Riverprize is awarded every two years at the Riverprize Gala Dinner, as part of the International Riversymposium in Brisbane, Australia.
The International RiverFoundation (IRF) is a not-for-profit organisation that envisions a future in which people and ecosystems benefit from sustainably managed and resilient rivers.
The IRF builds river leadership and strong networks for the restoration, protection, sustainable management and resilience of the world’s rivers.
IRF has awarded 20 International Riverprizes and after examining what it takes to be a winner, these five key elements have been identified as the recipe for success:
• An emphasis on long term commitment;
• Collaboration and partnerships;
• Equality, diversity, and inclusiveness;
• A holistic and integrated approach to planning, evaluation, and monitoring;
• A very clear vision.
The Thiess International Riverprize is generously supported by the Bert & Vera Thiess Foundation as a legacy and recognition of the long-term efforts of the late Bert and Vera Thiess to encourage sustainable management of the world’s rivers.
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The Thiess International Riverprize recognises excellence in river management and restoration.
1. Organisations, or groups of organisations, responsible for their river and involved in river management, restoration and/or protection.
2. Any river, lake, or wetland, that has demonstrated outstanding achievements in the last two years (although work may have been commenced earlier).
The size of your organisation, budget or project is not a barrier to winning; it’s the integration of programs, innovations used and most critically, the judges are looking for the achievements demonstrated towards maintained or improved river ecosystem health.
Entering Riverprize also provides your organisation with the opportunity to:
• Reflect on the achievements of your river restoration and management programs, your
journey towards river resilience and improve relationships with stakeholders;
• Vie for recognition as a Riverprize finalist or winner.
Becoming a Riverprize finalist enables you to:
• Join a global river leaders network of Riverprize Alumni;
• Be recognised regionally and internationally for your achievements in river management;
• Present your achievements at the International Riversymposium.
All applicants must thoroughly read the guidelines before beginning their Riverprize application.
For more information, please visit https://riverfoundation.org.au/our-programs/riverprize/international-riv...