Winner special: Thiess International Riverprize, Emerging River Professional Award and Vera Thiess Fellowship
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L-R: Russell & Daphne Wood (Thiess Family), Roger Higgins (IRF Chair), and Joel Bernosky & Jill Jedlicka (Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper)
Niagara River wins 2016 Thiess International Riverprize
Tuesday's gala dinner culminated in awarding the Thiess International Riverprize towards the Niagara River, USA. Congratulations to Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper! Riverkeeper accepted the award in New Delhi on behalf of the river and the greater Buffalo community, and will soon begin the project of cleaning up Scajaquada Creek.
We'd also like to congratulate our finalists working in the Segura River (Spain) and Elwha River (USA), recognising their incredible efforts to pioneer sustainable river basin management.
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Pauline Jacob, Group Advisor (Environment and Community) at OceanaGold, awards the 2016 ERPA
Tero Mustonen wins 2016 Emerging River Professional Award
Tero Mustonen, a post-doctoral researcher with the University of Eastern Finland and a professional fisher, has won the ERPA this year for his work to incorporate traditional knowledge and science into monitoring and restoring watersheds in North Karelia, Finland. The ERPA acknowledges exceptional early-career efforts in sustainable river basin management, and is proudly sponsored by OceanaGold Corporation. Congratulations Tero!
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Deborah Nias (IRF Board Director & Chair, Fellowship Judging Panel), Suparana Katyaini and Daphne & Russell Wood (Thiess Family)
2016-17 Vera Thiess Fellowship awarded to Suparana Katyaini
The International RiverFoundation has awarded the inaugural Vera Thiess Fellowship for Women to Suparana Katyaini, a final-year PhD candidate at IIT Guwahati. Suparana’s work has focused largely on bridging the gap between science and policy, and has particularly emphasised the role of women in governing transboundary rivers. Congratulations Suparana!
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Women and Water held in India for the first time
In continuing the development of IRF's gender program, Sunday's Women and Water event begun the 2016 International Riversymposium - held for the first time in New Delhi. Discussions included why we need qualitative research, how to bridge the gap between research and policy, and how to create a culture of transparent discussions among women and men. We'd like to thank our partner WWF for making the event possible, and our panelists Meena Bilgi, Suparana Katyaini and Sejal Worah for their engaging, meaningful presentations.
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