Leading in sustainable events since 2011

The Sustainability Committee is tasked with advancing Article 5, Section 13 of the Bylaws:

Promote the conservation and protection of rivers and river environments, and educate the public in sustainable environmental stewardship practices.

The IRF is committed to sustainable development and is aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development goals:

The IRF contributes to GAISF’s portal which is a free online platform dedicated to sport and sustainability. Created to collate sport’s efforts in sustainability onto one single platform, this portal features a vast array of resources to inform, educate and inspire.

More about our sustainability partners and useful links / resources to assist in planning sustainable events can be found here.

Our sustainability projects:


Projects that need your help:

Recent sustainability news

Keep the river clean

Sustainability in rafting

For many years now, we have committed to sustainability in rafting. From objectives in our Bylaws, to running the world’s first certified carbon neutral sports

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Help stop the Batoka Gorge Dam

The review dates of the Environment and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for the proposed Batoka Gorge Hydro- Electric Scheme (Zambia and Zimbabwe) on the Zambezi

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