June 2010 - Australian River Restoration Centre

  • CSIRO ecological outcomes of flow regimes

    A new CSIRO report has been released that will help ensure the delivery of maximum ecological benefits from water allocations in the Murray-Darling Basin.  Funded by the National Water Commission, the report; Ecological Outcomes of Flow Regimes in the Murray-Darling Basin, provides information that will assist water managers to improve and justify delivery of environmental […]

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  • International information management conference on the Mississippi

    This week has been amazing with seven days in New Orleans on the mighty Mississippi River for the annual Special Libraries Association (SLA) conference. For the last five years I have been attending the SLA conference and have visited some fascinating parts of the USA.  However, this year was special.  Since starting to work with […]

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  • Attracting the corporate dollar

    Last week I attended a workshop the Australian Government organised for natural resources management agencies, government and non-government, to share their insights into how to attract the corporate dollar.  There were some excellent presentations from a range of small and large organisations about how they have built relationships and developed corporate partnerships.  My take home […]

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  • Billabong Boy – book review

    I read Billabong Boy in two nights, not wanting to put it down as it was a pleasure to read.  Arron is honest about the opportunities and the challenges he has confronted in trying to keep a business going that focuses on ‘kids teaching kids’, in a natural resources management sector that is not ‘flush […]

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  • Dave Snowden in Canberra

    Siwan and I are taking a Dave Snowden course on 1 July 2010. I have done quite a few of Dave’s courses over the years, starting with a Storytelling Course back in the early 2000s. For Siwan this will be her first. We have noticed that many of our research scientists are using Dave’s Cynefin […]

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  • Billabong boy – Arron Wood’s Story

    At eight years old, Arron Wood jumped into the billabong near his Mildura home and emerged covered in a toxic, blue-green algae that seared his eyes and left a rash all over his body. It was a pivotal moment for Arron, the beginning of a life committed to preserving the environment that he now shares […]

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  • The power of storytelling

    A storyteller, like a travel agent, can gather us up from wherever we are and put us down in another setting (John Leggett) Using storytelling to share knowledge is increasingly being recognised by organisations of all types – private sector, government, non-government –  as a powerful way of influencing people and effecting change.  At the […]

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  • Synthesising science

    One of the most frequent complaints people working in natural resources management make, is that they are bombarded with too much information.  At the ARRC, we believe there is no such thing as too much information, rather, it is the way that information is organised and presented to people that is the key to making […]

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