2013 River Management Young Achievers Award
Angela H. Arthington, Emeritus Professor, Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University
As one of the judges for the River Management Young Achievers Award in 2012, I greatly enjoyed reading diverse applications from all over the world and meeting the finalists. I am very pleased to be involved again in 2013.
This important initiative rewards individuals under 35 who have demonstrated innovation, excellence and leadership in river and waterway management. The award is generously sponsored by Thiess and managed by the International WaterCentre Alumni Network (IWCAN). The successful applicant receives AU$3,000, with each runner-up receiving AU$250.
Join the challenge and you may well be the one to give a presentation at the Riverprize gala dinner – one of the most exciting and entertaining events of the 16th International Riversymposium to be held in Brisbane, Queensland, 23-26 September 2013. To find out more about the award or register your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year the award will be dedicated to Dr Peter Oliver, one of my first Honours students in environmental sciences at Griffith University, and what fun it was to be involved in his very special view of environmental issues and management. Over an inspiring life and work history Peter developed a very personal vision of true integrated water management.
His presentations were deeply thoughtful, readily understood and invariably entertaining - often accompanied by original songs and poetry, for Peter was also a gifted musician. I was one of many saddened by the passing of this remarkable man, one of Griffith University’s very early graduates and proud achievements. Read more about him at Dr Peter Oliver and be inspired by the innovative ways Peter dedicated himself to better management of our precious waterways and biodiversity.