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Children of water
IRF

Mission: Change the world (Children of Water)

If we believe in ourselves, we believe in children of water “We are connected by rivers, there are no borders. There are only good people sharing the same thought. Small rivers join and form large and powerful ones, just like many small actions make a big impact. If we believe in ourselves, we believe in

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Sport and Sustainability International
Sustainability

Sport and Sustainability International advancements

Last month we were invited to the Sport and Sustainability International (SandSI) Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM). As full sports entity members we took part in the discussion for future projects. We were also invited to speak regarding the linkage with our other partner the United Nations Framework for Climate Change (Sports for Climate Action). The

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World Oceans Day 2021
Sustainability

World Oceans Day 2021: what, why and how to get involved

For World Oceans Day 2021 we take a look at what we can do in our rivers to help protect our oceans. Rivers come in all shapes and sizes. One thing they have in common is they start somewhere higher than they finish. Rivers finish their journey in bodies of water. For many, this is

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Sustainability in Rafting webinar
Sustainability

Sustainability in Rafting webinar available to book now

Following great success with our Persian language Sustainability in Rafting webinar, we once again bring you the highly regarded webinar, this time in English. Sustainability has a broad appeal not just to rafters. This was evidenced by the prestigious attendees at the Persian version of the Sustainability in Rafting Webinar. The first webinar was in

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Sustainability

IRF host’s highly regarded Sustainability Webinar

On the 14 March 2021, the International Day of Action for Rivers, a very successful Sustainability Webinar was held by the International Rafting Federation (IRF). Dignitary as participants This, the first of many webinars was run in Persian and saw 61 attendees from a broad  spectrum from tourism managers, sport managers, paddling coaches, rafters, and

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Rafael Gallo
Guide / Safety

Rafael Gallo leaves us in body but never in spirit or mind

The IRF, and indeed the entire rafting world, has been deeply saddened by the passing of Rafael Gallo, Honorary President of the IRF. The outpouring of messages has been huge and an indication of the respect that so many held for Rafa. A true show of the vast number of people from all round the

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Sustainability

Behind each #WhiteCard there is a story – what is yours?

On April6 we will once again celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) with the #WhiteCard campaign. Established by the United Nations General Assembly and the International Olympic Committee, April6 recognises the role that sport plays in society and its power to foster dialogue, understanding, social inclusion and peace. This year,

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Sustainable raft tourism
Sustainability

Does sustainable raft tourism exist?

Can travel for rafting be considered eco, responsible or sustainable raft tourism? By its very nature, rafting involves travel. In the traditional sense, rafting involves lashing logs together and poling or paddling on water. Human powered transportation of goods or people assisted by water flow from one point to another. Today rafting is more commonly

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