• RipRap

    The RipRap magazine celebrates Australia’s wonderful and diverse riverine environments by featuring science and stories about different river management topics including fish, river health, environmental water and river management. The magazine is beautifully produced with fabulous images, robust content and practical insights from people who live, work and care about rivers, creeks, wetlands and billabongs.  RipRap is produced by the not for profit Australian River Restoration Centre, an organisation committed to sharing knowledge, valuing rivers and supporting people who care about our waterways. RipRap is a hard copy bi-annual publication that can be purchased directly from the ARRC shop. app storeThe RipRap Magazine App is now also available for download from the Apple App Store on both iPad and iPad mini, and is the only ‘river restoration’ magazine on the Newstand… a first for Australia! Search for ‘RipRap’ on the App Store or click here to download the app on your tablet today!

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    Edition 38: Australia’s Northern Rivers & Estuaries

    As a sponsor of Edition 38, your organisation can be part of a beautiful magazine focusing on our wonderful Northern Australian rivers and estuaries – the science, practice and importance of these incredible ecosystems and the people who care about these special places.

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    Latest Editions


    Edition 37: Rivers of Carbon – Rivers of Life

    This edition of RipRap focuses on the multiple benefits that can be gained from river and riparian restoration. You will enjoy reading and sharing with others 70 pages packed full of wonderful science and stories about ‘the colour of living carbon’, and the opportunities carbon farming and carbon credits present us for promoting ongoing conservation efforts.

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    Edition 36: Celebrating Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre

    It’s here! This edition of RipRap has amazing articles featuring great people and places. It is a truly collaborative edition, with people sharing photographs, art and stories that celebrate the unique place that is Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre. Thank you to everyone who has helped me pull this edition together, I have always wanted to produce a RipRap on this part of Australia and it is great to see that wish come true.

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    Edition 35: Restoring Rivers and Wetlands to Life

    Want to be inspired and amazed at the work going on around Australia to protect and restore our rivers and wetlands? Then this is a must see edition of RipRap! There are 72 pages full of the latest environmental protection, watering and research projects from across Australia, as well as the science and practice being undertaken to ensure water allocations are used to achieve multiple benefits.

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    Edition 34: Bringing Back Native Fish

    Edition 34 of RipRap is on ‘bringing back native fish’, and contains 60 pages of great articles featuring fish related science, on-ground works, oral history and community engagement from across Australia. It is a wonderful, uplifting edition, great to hand out at conferences, workshops and field days, as well as to have in the tea room at work, and as a reference document on what is happening ‘fish-wise’ in different parts of the country.

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    Past copies of RipRap are available from the Australian River Restoration Centre’s Resources section (there are 33 RipRaps to explore!).