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The Riverprize Twinning Program - Bierly
 

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Presented by Ken Bierly of OWEB at Within Our Reach 2012

Presented by Ken Bierly of OWEB at Within Our Reach 2012

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    The Riverprize Twinning Program - Bierly The Riverprize Twinning Program - Bierly Presentation Transcript

    • The Willamette Challenge
    • What Happens After the Award?
    • Twinning
    • TwinningMentoring partnerships across the globe torestore riversTransfer valuable knowledge and experienceto other river groups facing similar challengesExchange of knowledge and skills to ensurerivers are restored efficiently, effectively andsustainably
    • TwinningConnect Riverprize Alumni withriver managemers/restorationgroups in need of their expertiseBe a catalyst for best practices forriver restoration
    • What do the Willamette Partners Offer?We are funders linked with land trusts andwatershed councilsWe have very strong and critical scienceadvisorsWe have a complex and strong public agencyinvolvementWe have a number of strongly committedlandowners
    • What Criteria Should We Use?Personal Relationship with the “twin”groupHigh levels of motivationAvailable skillsKey public supportAdequate funding
    • Who Might be Compatible?Geography (Similar latitude?)Local connections (by someone whocan be involved)Language capacityMatch of Skills (ours) with Need (theirs)
    • What is Needed?Business Case Proposal to The InternationalRiverFoundation3-5 year business plan with milestones anddeliverables$100,000 for the twinningMemorandum of Understanding with the chosen“twin”Report “key performance indicators”
    • International RiverFoundation AssistanceCommunicationsDatabase of interested groupsSuggestions for fundingCross cultural communications adviceMentor for issues that may ariseOrganizational (International RiverFoundation)support