The Manawatu River Leaders’ Accord has been selected as one of four finalists for the inaugural Morgan Foundation New Zealand Riverprize award.
An initiative of the the International RiverFoundation – who also award the Australian, European and North American River prize as well as the prestigious Thiess International River prize – the New Zealand Riverprize is awarded for achieving the best outcomes in river and basin management.
Applications were open to all projects that could demonstrate outstanding, visionary and sustainable programmes in river management, restoration or protection – regardless of the size of the river or project scale, and were judged by an independent panel of river management experts. The winning project will receive a NZ$20,000 cash prize, sponsored by the Morgan Foundation, and will also have a shot at being named the winner of the prestigious Thiess International Riverprize in 2016.
The winning project will be announced at the International River symposium in Brisbane on Tuesday, September 22 . Other finalists include the Aorere River (Tasman), Lake Taupo (Waikato) and Project Twin Streams (Waitakere).