December 2011 - Australian River Restoration Centre

  • Seasons Greetings and Best Wishes for the New Year

    All the very best to you this Christmas season, we thank you for your support and hope to continue to exist in 2012, though this will depend on securing funding to keep our work going.  For the past eighteen months everything you see on this website has been done through volunteer labour and, to be […]

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  • The ARRC Christmas Wish List……

    Support and funding for the reinvigoration of the NRM Navigator, NRM Evidence Bases and River Rap Publication Oh to have a large amount of funding to enable us to reinvigorate great knowledge sharing products like the NRM Navigator, NRM e-Base (both developed through the former Knowledge for Regional NRM Program) and a new River Rap […]

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  • Water Trust Alliance: Non-government options for managing environmental water

    A few weeks ago I had the privilege of facilitating a workshop examining the role of Water Trusts in Australia.  The ARRC co-convened the workshop with the Water Trust Alliance*.  Water trusts have existed for at least 10 years in Australia, and form part of the institutional landscape for environmental water management. They are similar […]

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  • The Living Murray Story

    The Living Murray story is a recent chapter in the history of managing the Murray River. It is an attempt to restore the health of the Murray River by returning water to the environment and building water management structures to deliver water to the Murray’s wetlands, floodplains and forests. The Living Murray story also highlights […]

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  • Learning from a barefoot movement: TED talk featuring Bunker Roy

    A friend of mine recently sent me an email recommending that I watch this TED talk by Bunker Roy.  I am so glad I did, as the talk is inspirational and highlights the many different forms of ‘knowledge’ that exist, and the reality that in western societies we tend to dismiss knowledge if it is […]

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  • International and Domestic Riverprize 2012

    Being an Australian Riverprize judge is something I really enjoy.  I love reading through the applications from worthy projects across Australia, and it fills me with hope and pride that so many people feel passionately about their rivers and local communities. The 2012 Theiss International Riverprize and Australian Riverprize are now open and encouraging groups […]

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