2017, Hamilton, New Zealand

The 5th Biennial Symposium of the International Society for River Science (ISRS) was hosted by the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand, 19-24 November 2017, in collaboration with the Waikato River Authority (WRA) and the New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society (NZFSS). The conference theme was “Integrating multiple values” addressesĀ a key challenge for water resource managers tasked with achieving outcomes that satisfy growing human demands while protecting environmental values . Science and other forms of environmental knowledge play key roles in understanding issues and developing solutions for river managers, and the 2017 conference provided a forum for sharing knowledge underpinning management of rivers for multiple goals.

The summary of activities held during the conferences can be found here