2016 Thiess International Riverprize: finalists announced

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Three finalists from Spain and the United States are in the running for the Thiess International Riverprize.

Congratulations to the teams behind the efforts in the Segura (Spain), Elwha (USA) and Niagara (USA) Rivers!

The teams reached finalist stage for a range of incredible initiatives:

  • Segura River Basin Authority and Spain's Murcia Regional Water Department for implementing an engineering, legal and sustainability plan to restore the river and supply reclaimed water to agriculture;
  • The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe for successfully executing the largest dam removal project in world history—simultaneous removal of two large dams on the Elwha River, with reservoirs holding over 21 million cubic meters of sediment; and
  • Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper for transforming the region into one that values and maintains the integrity of its fresh water systems as a major component of regional economic revitalisation.

The winner of the award will be announced on 13 September at the Riverprize Gala Dinner, held in conjunction with the International Riversymposium in New Delhi.

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