2015 Future Water Leader Bursary 18 International Riversymposium

2015 Future Water Leader Bursary
18th International Riversymposium
Through the generosity of Pernod Ricard Winemakers, a corporate partner of the
International RiverFoundation (IRF), the IRF is pleased to announce that it will award two
bursaries for attendance at the 18th International Riversymposium. This year the event will
be held from the 21 - 23 September in Brisbane, Queensland.
The IRF invites nominations from current, Australia based university students in water
management, environmental management, environmental economics, sustainability,
development studies, international relations or a related field. The focus of the conference in
2015 is “Healthy Rivers – Healthy Economies”.
Each bursary will provide for a full Student registration, participation in the Emerging Water
Professionals Program, a ticket to the Welcome Function and a ticket to the 2015 Riverprize
Gala dinner.
Pernod Ricard Winemakers demonstrates the highest commitment to corporate leadership
on water in industry initiatives and believes in investing in innovation, environment and
education for future leaders.
Riversymposium Overview
The 18th International Riversymposium has an overarching theme of ‘Healthy Rivers –
Healthy Economies’. This integrated conference brings together the disciplines of science,
governance, planning, community, education, Indigenous peoples, industry, research and
much more. Riversymposium provides a forum to encourage and foster innovation,
collaboration and integration.
This year’s Riversymposium will have something for all river professionals. The symposium
aims to provide a space for cross-sector engagement and discussion that moves river
management forward, seeks innovative approaches and encourages collaboration. Above
all, the Riversymposium will be an occasion to celebrate – with awards of Riverprizes and
the Emerging River Professional Award at the Gala dinner, a river art festival, and exciting
additional events, including the Emerging Water Professionals Program and Women in
This bursaries are open to any individual aged eighteen years or over who is currently
studying full time in Australia in any of the fields listed above, or a related field. The IRF will
also invite universities to nominate students to be considered for the funding.
Each bursary will cover the conference registration, welcome function, Riverprize Gala
dinner and one of the optional, free field trips on Thursday 24 September. The bursary does
not cover transport to or from the conference or accommodation. Recipients of the bursary
will also be invited to submit a poster to the conference.
How to apply
The nomination process will be open until the 17 July and each nominee will need to answer
the following questions.
Please provide, in no more than two (2) pages in total, answers to the following questions:
1. What does cross-sector collaboration for river basin management mean to you?
2. What do you believe is the most important factor ensuring innovation in IRBM?
3. How do you demonstrated leadership and commitment to rivers and river basin
4. If you were to be awarded this bursary, how would you benefit from attending the 18th
International Riversymposium?
In addition to answering these questions, please attach a 1-page CV.
One letter of support from a university lecturer or supervisor may also accompany the
You should submit your application via email in either word or PDF format, along with your
letter of support, by no later than 5pm Friday 17 July (AEST).
Following your submission, your application will be reviewed and a decision will be provided
by Friday 31 July 2015.
Key Dates
1 June
17 July
31 July
21 - 23 Sept
18 October
Application process will be opened
Submission and letter/s of support are to be emailed
to [email protected]
Notification letters regarding application will be sent
IRF will organise registration for successful
Participate in 18th International Riversymposium
Provide feedback form to IRF on Bursary program
If you have any questions regarding the application process or how to apply, please contact
the IRF office with any enquires on 07 3026 0826 or [email protected]