River Management Symposium

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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.

"I thought it was remarkably well-managed, and I learned a great deal and enjoyed the sessions..." - John McCarthy, Piedmont Environmental Council

Past RMS Symposia

  • 2023 Reimagine River Access, San Antonio, Texas
  • 2021"From Mountain Creeks to Metro Canals," Virtual - Richmond, VA
  • 2018 River Management "Wild, Scenic and Beyond! "
  • 2016 "Rivers and Recreation in a Changing Climate," Boise, Idaho - Program | Proceedings | Follow-up
  • 2014 "Managing Rivers in Changing Climes: Training Tomorrow's River Professionals," Denver, CO
  • 2012 "From Intimate Creeks to the Infinite Sea North American River Management Symposium," Asheville, NC Program 
  • 2010 "Bridging Conservation and Recreation" Portland, OR
  • 2008 "Branching Out from the Mainestream" Portland, ME
  • 2006 "Collaborating in the Current" Sioux City, NE
  • 2004 "River Voices, River Choices" Tahoe, CA
  • 2002 "Incredible Rivers, Incredible Demands" Boise, ID
  • 2000 "Blending Art & Science in River Management" Charleston
  • 1998 "Rivers: The Final Frontier" Anchorage
  • 1996 "Beyond the Banks" Columbus
  • 1994 "Rivers without Boundaries" Grand Junction
  • 1992 "Rivers for Tomorrow" Portland, OR