Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Resilient Rivers Blueprint?

The Resilient Rivers Blueprint identifies the key principles and components to improve the capacity of our rivers and communities to recover from disturbances and return to a healthy state.  

The Blueprint has been developed with the founding partners to outline a pathway to achieve resilience of rivers – its basins and communities. River basin organisations from around the world are invited to become signatories to the Blueprint, identifying their commitment to developing river basin-specific roadmaps in their respective areas/regions. The Blueprint is used to guide the development of Resilient Rivers Roadmaps for river basin organisations worldwide. 

What is the difference between a Blueprint signatory and a member?

Signing up to be a BluePrint signatory means that your organisations information will appear on our signatory map.  It means that you can share case studies, news and stories with us about what you are doing in your river basin.  It also means that you are open to sharing your learnings with the hub community.  You have full access to all of the knowledge hub resources as well as the ability to contribute. 

As a member, your information does not appear on the signatory page, you will have access to all resources including the ability to post in the forum, however you will not have the option to upload or contribute to the case studies or news and events sections of the hub.

Who is eligible to sign up as a signatory?

Anyone who represents an organisation with an invested interest in a particular river or river basin can sign up to be a signatory.   

Are there any costs to join?

No, you can sign up as a signatory or as a member at no cost.  You can provide in-kind support to develop case studies for IRF to showcase to an international audience, providing increased opportunities for collaboration and knowledge exchange with other river basin organisations. 

What is river resilience?

In the context of rivers, we have defined resilience as: 

“The capacity of a river system and its communities to adapt to disturbances and withstand shocks without collapsing; to quickly recover from disturbances and to improve when possible”.

Click here to learn more about river resilience.

What is the resilience assessment tool?

The RRAT will enable river managers to identify a common understanding (by means of a facilitated self-assessment) of where they believe their river basin is in terms of achieving the vision and where they can improve in order to overcome the barriers for successful IWRM/IRBM.  

The interactive tool along with facilitated workshops will:  

  1. Provide an instantaneous outcome; 
  2. Generate further discussion; and 
  3. Enable rapid generation of river basin specific assessment reports enables assessment of the available metrics and targets as they relate to each goal  

Click here learn more about the Assessment Tool.

Who can I contact for more information?

Please contact the International River Foundation at