February 2012 - Australian River Restoration Centre

  • Fish in Wetlands Decision Support Tool – Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre and National Water Commission Collaboration

    The Fish in Wetlands Decision Support Tool (FWDST) has been developed to enable managers to make informed decisions regarding timing, duration and depth of inundation and method of water delivery to maximise benefits to native fish communities in river-floodplain ecosystems.  Researchers from MDFRC hope that predictions of fish responses will help inform both the prioritisation of wetland watering actions […]

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  • Healthy Waterways Alliance Awards and upcoming Conference

    Entries are now open for the inaugural Mackay Whitsunday Isaac Healthy Waterways Alliance Awards 2012. The awards celebrate innovative waterway health initiatives in the Mackay Whitsunday region. There are four award categories open to business and industry, community groups and schools, individuals, government and non-government organisations.  The Awards will be presented at the Healthy Waterways Alliance conference June 12-14. […]

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  • Four years on – what we can learn about the power of story from Kevin Rudd’s Apology Speech (something he did do well…..)

    by Sarina Loo, Dept of Sustainability & Environment Seeing Siwan’s keynote presentation at the Australian Stream Management conference reminded me of how powerful it is to use personal stories in speeches. A really good example of using a personal story to connect with an audience is Kevin Rudd’s apology speech. It’s been four years since […]

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  • What you are saying about Simon Sinek – Start with Why?

    A few reactions to the Simon Sinek video I shared with you in the last blog: Siwan – thanks for sharing Simon Sinek’s TED talk.  Apart from the fact that someone finally explained to me why most of the earth’s population loves Apple products (I’m possibly in the category of those people who would still be using a rotary […]

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  • The Human Impact of Managing for Extremes – Presentation now on You Tube

    The ARRC now has its own You Tube channel and I have loaded up the presentation I gave at the Australian Stream Management Conference a few weeks ago.  Due to the limitation of ten minute videos the presentation is in four parts, with each part ending a bit abruptly as I am yet to become […]

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  • ARRC Yellow Awards….. can strike anywhere at anytime

    A funny thing happened after the presentation I gave at the 7th Australian Stream Management Conference…  this image about ‘hanging out with yellow rather than blue people’ really seemed to resonate with people.   A yellow person generally sees opportunities rather than challenges, is optimistic about life, has positive hopes and dreams for the future, and […]

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  • ‘Telling River Secrets’ – stories celebrating our relationship with waterways

    I was so pleased that Jamie Kaye contacted me straight after the Australian Stream Management Conference to let me know about this lovely story project undertaken by the Wangaratta City Council….. The Rural City of Wangaratta were calling for anyone who had interest, history or stories about our local waterways.  The diverse range of stories […]

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  • WHY do you do what you do? Take the time to think about it…..

    The 7th Australian Stream Management Conference finished on Wednesday and I had a wonderful three days of reconnecting with people, sharing ideas and having great conversations.  I was also lucky enough to be asked to give a keynote presentation on the Human Impact of Managing for Extremes which I hope to be getting on to […]

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  • True Tales of the Trout Cod – New Website and Publications

    As I drift back through the years and think about my fishing in the Murrumbidgee, I can only say that it may not have been heaven, but  it was next door. — Noel Denson, Tumut We are thrilled to be able to link you to the new True Tales of the Trout Cod website and publications.  Our […]

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