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.


Mountain Creeks to Metro Canals

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Virginia's Scenic Rivers Program
Presented in partnership with the Virginia Department of Recreation and Conservation and Virginia Commonwealth University 

May 12-15, 2020 Richmond, Virginia

Past RMS Symposiums 

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 

2018 River Management Symposium - Wild, Scenic and Beyond!