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Applications open for the 2017 Emerging River Professional Award

Are you, or do you know, an early-stage river professional who has demonstrated innovation, excellence and leadership in river, basin or river-dependent community management? Applications for the IWCAN-managed Emerging River Professional Award are now open for 2017.
Applications open for the 2017 Emerging River Professional Award

Apply now for the Emerging River Professional Award 2017

The Emerging River Professional Award (ERPA), sponsored by OceanaGold Corporation and managed by IWCAN, is open internationally to all river professionals of all disciplines who have been working in their field for ten years or less, and have demonstrated exceptional and measurable achievements in rivers, basins or river-dependent communities.

In 2017, the finalists will present the outcomes of their work at the 20th International RiverSymposium and Environmental Flows Conference in Brisbane, Australia (18-20 September 2017), and the winner will be announced at the Riverprize Gala Dinner on 19 September.

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About the Prize

The Emerging River Professional Award (ERPA) is an initiative of the International RiverFoundation (IRF), established to recognise and foster early career river professionals who have demonstrated innovation, excellence and leadership in river, basin, or river-dependent community management. The ERPA is generously sponsored by OceanaGold Corporation and the process is managed by the International WaterCentre Alumni Network (IWCAN). 

Finalists will be selected through the evaluation of written submissions and oral presentations demonstrating leadership and project achievements (e.g. development of a new catchment management initiative, establishment of a new waterway group) or showcasing significant research as part of a Masters or PhD program.

ERPA finalists will be afforded the opportunity to attend the 20th International Riversymposium to be held in Brisbane, Australia from the 18 - 20 September 2017, and present the outcomes of their work - giving a voice to our future water leaders. The winner will be announced at the Riverprize Gala Dinner on Tuesday 19 September 2017. If you feel that you have undertaken noteworthy work in this area, or you know someone who deserves recognition for his or her achievement, consider submitting an entry for this prestigious Award. 

The ERPA winner will receive AU$500 in prize money.

Applications close on 5 July 2017.

More information

Learn more about the Emerging River Professional Award and download the application form here.

 

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