May 2010 - Australian River Restoration Centre

  • Out of the Scientist’s Garden: a Story of Water and Food

    Out of the Scientist's GardenOver the next few months we will be bringing you a series of posts on publications produced by Land & Water Australia over the last 20 years. We would really like to highlight some of the wonderful work undertaken and tell you about the publications which provide the detail of this work.

    Richard Stirzaker’s Out of the Scientist’s Garden is a true classic and was funded through Land & Water Australia.  A few months ago Richard opened his garden up to the public through the Australian Open Gardens scheme and I got to see his work first hand.   I was in complete awe of his ability to provide a food supply for a whole family from an ordinary suburban block in Canberra.  Also I managed to purchase an autographed copy of Richard’s book.

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  • Philosophies of water and land

    One researcher argues that in order to turn around environmental degradation in the Murray-Darling basin, we need to change how we think about the fundamental relationships between people and planet. We just don’t all come from Adam and Eve. We come from the simple dirt that we walk upon. And out spirits, and our Baiame, […]

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  • It is written, river’s an icon

    To explore the Yarra River is to delve into Melbourne’s history. Iconic Melbourne events such as John Landy attempting to run the four-minute mile during the 1956 Olympics or anarchist Chummy Fleming speaking at Birrarung Marr occurred on the banks of the 240km-long river. Former agriculturist Ron Amor, of East Ivanhoe, attempts to document the […]

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  • Hawkesbury Nepean Smart Farms Newsletter

    The Smart Farms projects (NutrientSmart Farms and WaterSmart Farms) are working with landholders in the lower Hawkesbury Nepean region to improve nutrient management and water use efficiency. See the latest Smart Farms newsletter for these feature articles: NutrientSmart Farms on target early Grants for River Water Irrigators Case study: Microbes to Manage Dairy Effluent Ponds […]

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  • We can publish your news and stories

    Got some interesting news or a great story?  We post relevant news and stories on our blog on the ARRC website, and ARRC blog updates are also automatically sent to our email and RSS subscribers and added to our Facebook and Twitter pages. To submit your ideas for consideration contact us.

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  • Resurrecting RipRap – Ideas Wanted

    RipRap was a popular river and riparian newsletter produced through Land & Water Australia’s National Riparian Lands R&D Program for over ten years.  The ARRC would like to get RipRap going again, but we need sponsorship to get started.  We would like to continue the thematic base for the newsletter and could offer organisations focusing […]

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  • ‘A Wedding not a Wake’ – the Knowledge for managing Australian landscapes conference

    Thank you to everyone that attended the Knowledge for managing Australian landscapes conference.  Two hundred delegates heard from a stellar cast of presenters about achievements, successes and lessons to be learnt from the rich range of investments made by Land & Water Australia.  It was an excellent two days, with plenty of conversations, laughter and […]

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  • The Spirit of Water

    The Canberra International Music Festival is flooding the capital with beautiful music, and on Sunday 23 May there is a concert “revering and valuing the life-giving qualities of water”.  It is a wonderful program of music that is “in praise of oceans, rivers, lakes and rain”.  The concert will be held in the Fitters Workshop, […]

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  • Creating innovative organisations

    How can an organisation create a culture that encourages innovation and creative thinking amongst staff and stakeholders?  This question guided our recent workshops with the Central West Catchment Management Authority (CMA), that focused on developing an Innovation Strategy for the organisation. We had a great two days in Wellington and Dubbo, with people from all […]

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  • Tzu Chi Buddhists ‘give back’ to the Boorowa River

    Fifty five members of the Tzu Chi Foundation travelled to Boorowa for the weekend of 10 and 11 April to plant 2700 native trees, shrubs and grasses along the Boorowa River.  The event was held as part of the Boorowa River Recovery project that has rehabilitated 80kms of waterways on 70 properties in the Boorowa […]

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