International Riversymposium in Australia

The International RiverSymposium in Brisbane, Australia this year focused on the Resilient Rivers Blueprint, which is a great direction for us at IAN. Bill Dennison, Heath Kelsey and Simon Costanzo participated this year, presenting on the Lake Erie, Kafue River, Tuul River Report Card projects, respectively. We also facilitated a 3-hour Learn, Inspire, Transform (LIT) session, in which we played SNAP, and followed up with a role playing session where participants advocated for their individual interests at first. Midway through the session, a flood occurred that forced participants to think about the system in a different, holistic way. Participants devised ways to work together to advance multiple interests, and to achieve a resilient river.