Riversymposium now accepting abstracts!

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Riversymposium is inviting oral or session submissions from authors around the world. Abstracts will be reviewed by the International Riversymposium Program Committee and accepted based on criteria including audience appeal and their alignment to the four Riversymposium sub-themes.
Poster presentations are also invited, which provide an excellent opportunity to showcase your innovations and ideas in a simple and concise way. Posters will be displayed in either hard copy format or electronically in the RiverExpo area, and a special session will be held during one of the lunch breaks where authors are invited to discuss their work and answer questions from conference delegates.
Abstract and poster submissions should be submitted online by 30 April 2014, and will be presented on 15, 16 or 17 September 2014 in Canberra, Australia.

Theme 1: Large River Basin Management

  • Integrated river basin management
  • Environmental flows

Theme 2: Science & Knowledge for River Policy and Management

  • The science - policy interface
  • River restoration
  • Wetlands and estuaries
  • Climate extremes

Theme 3: Rivers for Industries

  • Agriculture
  • Mining
  • Urban

Theme 4: Rivers and Communities

  • River nexus - integrating river perspectives
  • Indigenous river voice
  • Communicating rivers
Selection criteria

Abstracts will be evaluated on the following criteria: 
  • Relevance to Riversymposium theme, subthemes or topic
  • Originality (e.g. contribution of new knowledge, practice or insight)
  • Significance of the work
  • Audience appeal
  • How they will contribute to the diversity of presentations at the conference
  • Demonstration of presentation ability (including facility with English language)
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