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!

October 22-25, 2018 

Vancouver Hilton and Convention Center

301 W. 6th Street
Vancouver, Washington, USA  98660
+1 360-993-4500

We are accepting presentation and poster abstracts through March 16, 2018. 


Program themes honor the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. They reflect river values that are the goals of protection, regardless of designation or managing entity.



Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and The Cascade Mountains, on the north bank of the Columbia River, Vancouver USA is as naturally beautiful as it is diverse.  


 No other city in the Pacific Northwest offers such a variety of things to do that includes colorful historyrecreational activities, awesome shops and restaurants, a burgeoning craft brew scene, charming hospitality and premier events

Registration will open in April, and we look forward to seeing you in Vancouver USA in October! 


Recent Training Symposiums 

 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

2012 Symposium Program  - From Intimate Creeks to the Infinite Sea 

2014 Training Symposium -  Managing Rivers in Changing Climes: Training Tomorrow's River Professionals

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



301 W. 6TH STREET, VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON, 98660, USATEL: +1-360-993-4500 FAX: +1-360-993-4484