The Riverprize Twinning Program - Bierly

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The Riverprize Twinning Program - Bierly

  1. 1. The Willamette Challenge
  2. 2. What Happens After the Award?
  3. 3. Twinning
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. TwinningConnect Riverprize Alumni withriver managemers/restorationgroups in need of their expertiseBe a catalyst for best practices forriver restoration
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. What Criteria Should We Use?Personal Relationship with the “twin”groupHigh levels of motivationAvailable skillsKey public supportAdequate funding
  8. 8. Who Might be Compatible?Geography (Similar latitude?)Local connections (by someone whocan be involved)Language capacityMatch of Skills (ours) with Need (theirs)
  9. 9. 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”
  10. 10. International RiverFoundation AssistanceCommunicationsDatabase of interested groupsSuggestions for fundingCross cultural communications adviceMentor for issues that may ariseOrganizational (International RiverFoundation)support

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