Building partnerships for sustainable development at the European River Symposium 2016

The European River Symposium 2016, taking place on 2-3 March in Vienna, Austria will welcome participants from most European countries.


Global Water Partnership CEE is one of the partner organisations which will share their views on the water cooperation, river restoration and partnership building in the water sector. The lead organisations are the International River Foundation (IRF) and the International Association of Water Supply Companies in the Danube River Catchment Area (IAWD). Among the partners are the European Centre for River Restoration (ECRR), the International Commission for the Protection of Danube River (ICPDR), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO), Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, ViaDonau and others.

Partnerships for Rivers and Water
On 2 March the event will provide a forum for delegates to hear different perspectives on the significance of rivers to gender and culture. The session Women and Water will be less formal and will focus on strong engagement and interaction between the panel speakers and the audience.

On 3 March plenary conference sessions combined with inter-sectoral working groups and panel discussions will focus on building sustainable partnerships for rivers and water. Actors from different spheres will share best practices in river management and discuss how to advance partenrships in river and water management. Conference will target actions taken to build positive relationships between key organizations and sectors that influence rivers and water management.

3rd European Riverprize
As part of the event the 3rd European Riverprize will be presented during a gala evening organized and supported by the City of Vienna. The Riverprize Gala will highlight and provide support to the successes that have been achieved in river management in Europe.  



European Riverprize Gala