From 27 to 30 November, global forum for river managers, policy developers, scientists, consultants, students, NGOs, community organisations as well as water user sectors and business and industry representatives met in Vienna and online for the 25th International River Symposium.
The symposium was organised along four presentation topics (basin cities dialogue, water security and equity, healthy reivers – healthy lives and connectedness and partnerships) and four workshop topics (climate, biodiversity, river science and technology) providing unique opportunity to listen presentation in plenary sessions as well as to discuss about water related challenges.
The Hungarian representatives of the EUSDR national coordination and priority area on water quality have participated also on the conference as well as had the opportunity to participate on the final conference of the Danube Hazard m3c project (more details about the project and final conference can be found here.), which final event was embedded in the program of the river symposium.
The symposium gave the opportunity to meet experts, policy makers, NGO representatives working in water related topics, moreover, it announced the European Riverprize 2022. The European Riverprize first awarded in 2013, celebrates excellence in the management, conservation and development of Europe’s rivers, wetlands and surrounding communities. The projects on these rivers demonstrate innovation, originality, and creativity in response to the specific challenges they each face. In 2022 the Cumbrian river won with its innovative river restoration approach. Among the 3 finalists the Mura-Drava-Danube Transboundary Biosphere Reserve was also listed. We congratulate all the finalists!