The River Management Society. in partnership with Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and Virginia Commonwealth University
Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Virginia's Scenic Rivers Program.
The Virginia Commonwealth University River Studies and Leadership Certificate
program is proud to be co-hosting with the River Management Society and Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation the biennial RMS training symposium
against the backdrop of the 50th anniversary of Virginia's Scenic Rivers Program.
Join your colleagues in river management training, best practice presentations,
posters, information-packed field workshops and fascinating evening programs. The meeting will be held at the VCU Monroe campus. We invite you to submit your
2020 River Management Training Symposium: From Mountain Creeks to Metro
Canals abstract by COB Monday, September 9, 2019. We welcome presentations
and panels from river management professionals (e.g., managers, planners,
academics, consultants, or students) that show how you, your organization, and/or
the profession are protecting or enhancing river values. Come help us learn about innovations, creative approaches, successes, and visions for the future of
sustainable river management!
Our objectives for this symposium are to:
1. Share current and cutting-edge research in the disciplines of river ecology,
watershed science, recreation planning.
2. Connect river managers across geographic regions.
3. Spark interdisciplinary conversations.
4. Provide opportunities for attendees to sharpen skills, share accomplishments, investigate questions and build new alliances
We are seeking proposals that fit within one or more of these program broad
thematic areas: 1. Mountain and Rural Rivers (Management Issues and Science):
Applied research and management practice in applying ecological, biological, geomorphologic or social frameworks to river management especially in headwater
areas. 2. Urban Rivers (Urban Renewal, Infrastructure, Issues and Economics): How rivers contribute to a community's identity and economic well-being. 3. Management Technology Tools: New technologies and how they are being used in transforming
river management. 4. Policy and Practice (State and Federal River Management Legislation, Policies and Systems): The next river protection initiative - will it come
from cities or states? Emerging policy or legislation that impacts how rivers are
managed. 5. Partnerships and Community Building: Initiatives and successful
models that join river management agencies, scientists, universities, advocacy
groups and/or communities to support river projects and protection. 6. Water and
River Corridor Trails: The relationship of trails to river management, resource
protection, recreational use, and public support.
Call for Presentations
Propose a training workshop or presentation as a solo presenter or group or poster HERE.