We all know that rivers play an important role, whether it is for supporting a unique ecosystem, providing areas for recreation and most importantly ensuring sustainable development through the provision of a clean water supply.
The International River Foundation champions integrated river basin management for the restoration, protection and sustainable management of the world’s rivers by facilitating education, recognition and collaboration.
They recently announced the finalists for the 2017 Thiess International Riverprize. The prize rewards inspiring initiatives that demonstrate Integrated River Basin Management to restore and protect rivers, wetlands, lakes and estuaries. Previous winners and finalists have received widespread recognition, built new partnerships, shared their knowledge and won other awards following Riverprize, becoming part of a network of river practitioners and experts from around the world.
The list of finalist include:
- Nushagak and Kvichak Rivers (Alaska, USA)
- San Antonio River (Texas, USA)
- Tweed River (UK)
- Pasig River (Philippines)
To learn more about these finalists, as well as, the International River Foundation follow this link.