First held in 1998, the Brisbane based International Riversymposium provides a platform for river managers, policy developers, scientists, consultants, NGO’s and community organizations to share knowledge and innovative ideas on all aspects of river and water management.
By facilitating partnerships between key stakeholders, the International Riversymposium celebrates the environmental, economic and social value of rivers across the globe. The symposium provides an international forum for examining best practice in river and watershed management.
In 2014, the International Riversymposium is being managed by the International RiverFoundation, and will be held in Canberra from September 15-18. The theme for 2014 is ‘Large River Basins’, with the study tour incorporating sections of the nearby Murray Darling Basin. International Riversymposium 2014 promises to be a big one, we hope to see you there!
Developing countries often gain little financial benefit from the influx of visitors to their shores. Only around 30 % of the money spent by tourists on their holiday remains in the host country. Eco tourism is promoted in some countries. For sustainable destinations, explore EU’s catalogue at www.eco-label.com or the National Geographic's portal at www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/sustainable.
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