River Management Symposium

Every other year, the River Management Society hosts an international training on topics related to river management and planning. They provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and the vetting of policies and strategies concerning river management, and encourage the formation of networks and partnerships among a broad range of river professionals. Proceedings and other RMS publications are available to members and other participants.

Wild, Scenic and Beyond!Save the Dates: October 22-25, 2018

Wild, Scenic and Beyond!

2018 River Management Symposium

Vancouver, Washington, USA!

Topic tracks will be river values that underpin efforts to protect them, as well as means to manage them wisely:  scenery, recreation, geology, culture, history, fish, wildlife and more. Additional information will be here soon!

Recent Training Symposiums 

2016 River Management Symposium - River and Recreation in a Changing Climate proceedings

2014 Training Symposium -  Program recap for Managing Rivers in Changing Climes: Training Tomorrow's River Professionals, abstracts compiled by track and presentations

2012 Symposium Program  - Program for From Intimate Creeks to the Infinite Sea held in Asheville, North Carolina. Presentations are available upon request.

 Past Symposium locations and titles:

1992     Portland            Rivers for Tomorrow

1994     Grand Junction  Rivers without Boundaries

1996     Columbus          Beyond the Banks

1998     Anchorage         Rivers - The Final Frontier

2000     Charleston         Blending Art & Science in River Management

2002     Boise                Incredible Rivers, Incredible Demands

2004     Tahoe               River Voices, River Choices

2006     Sioux City         Collaborating in the Current

2008     Portland, ME     Branching out from the MAINEstream

2010     Portland, OR     Bridging Conservation and Recreation

2012     Asheville, NC     From Intimate Creeks to the Infinite Sea

2014     Denver, CO        Managing Rivers in Changing Climes: Training Tomorrow’s River Professionals