The International RiverFoundation is now calling for applications for the 2015 IRF European Riverprize - Europe’s most esteemed award for the restoration, protection or sustainable management of rivers and wetlands across the continent.
Riverprize winners often attract interest both regionally and worldwide, affording organisations the opportunity to build new partnerships, reinvigorate their programmes and continue to make progress into the future.
Any organisation or partnership involved in the restoration, protection or sustainable management of a freshwater system is encouraged to apply for the Riverprize – regardless of the size of the river or the scale of the work undertaken. The Riverprize will be awarded to the applicant who best demonstrates a range of achievements, including an integrated approach and improvements in key river health indicators.
The 2015 winner will automatically qualify for stage two of the Thiess International Riverprize in 2016, where they will compete against the winners of the Australian Riverprize, the New Zealand Riverprize and the North American Riverprize, among others, for the top prize in river management.
Applications can be made online through the IRF website, and stage one of the application process must be completed by 29 May 2015.