The 5th ISRS symposium on Integrating Multiple Aquatic Values has just closed and was a great success. There was a great array of plenary talks and presentations encompassing hydrology, geomorphology and ecology and rivers as socio-ecological systems. A distinctive component was insights in to Maori views as to the value of rivers. The symposium took place in Hamilton, New. Zealand set within the Waikato River catchment. The key conference partner was the Waikato River Authority.
A ISRS Award was made to Mike Delong for his service to the Society and contribution to river science. Mike has been treasurer and secretary of the society for the last 12 years and helped organise the St Petersburg and La Crosse meetings. He is standing down as Secretary but will keep his hands on the society money. Dave Gilvear also handed over the Presidency of the the Society to Christian Wolter. FInally an informal ISRS Board Meeting took place while on an ISRS members evening river trip along the Waikato River
ISRS would like to thank the organisers of the conference and congratulate them on its success. They even managed to make the sun shine on the conference all week. Thank you Kevin Collier for inviting us.
Melissa Parsons, plenary presentation
M Thomas, M Delong, D Gilvear, S Milner and C Walter