March 2012 - Australian River Restoration Centre

  • Fin Martin wins inaugural ARRC Yellow Award!!!

    I am very pleased to announce that the winner of the inaugural ARRC Yellow Award is Fin Martin from the Lachlan Catchment Management Authority.  The ARRC Yellow Award was developed because I feel there is a need to value people as much as we value our rivers and the environments we work so hard to […]

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  • Water Governance Research Initiative – Briefing Papers now available

    The Water Governance Research Initiative is a theme of the NCCARF Water Resources and Freshwater Biodiversity Adaptation Research Network. Our objectives are to create a community of conversation about water governance in Australia, build collaborative research links, create opportunities for co-researching and information sharing, and provide opportunities for early-career researchers to participate in a national network of […]

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  • Andrew Stanton – The clues to a great story (TED talk)

    Filmmaker Andrew Stanton (“Toy Story,” “WALL-E”, Finding Nemo) shares what he knows about storytelling — starting at the end and working back to the beginning. I really enjoyed this TED talk.  Andrew is interesting to listen to and his insights into what makes a great story can be adapted for our use as we communicate […]

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  • The Happiness Institute – ‘Make the most of your life’ Courses and Events

    I completed a three day Executive Certificate in Positive Psychology with ‘Dr Happy’ (Tim Sharp) from The Happiness Institute and thoroughly enjoyed myself, as well as learning some new techniques and ways of approaching life.  The Happiness Institute is now running a series of one day workshops and longer courses that you may be interested […]

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  • Highs and Lows of Wetland Health – Free Seminar to launch new Waterlines Reports, 22 March, Canberra

    The National Water Commission has funded research through its Raising National Water Standards Program to – investigate the scientific and management implications of the Ecological Limits of Hydrologic Alteration framework for regional environmental flow assessment (Prof Angela Arthington) research modelling of low flows and ways to improve information on flow related ecology (Dr Fran Sheldon) […]

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  • eWater releases Eco Evidence

    eWater has released Eco Evidence, a software tool to support evidence-based decision-making in environmental management.  The software lets users search and access a reusable knowledge bank of pieces of evidence (extracted from scientific papers) to answer cause-effect questions, make assessments, plan for restorations, and carry out critical reviews on a specific topic of interest. The […]

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  • Who wants to be a better presenter? Eliminate Death by Powerpoint

    Gabrielle and Yamini who are the powerhouse behind  ‘one thousand and one‘ the organisational storytelling experts have just released a new free downloadable ebook  titled Eliminate Death by PowerPoint.  They have done so because: In the work we do with leaders around storytelling they often ask for tips and techniques to be better presenters. This combined with our professional […]

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  • Healthy Rivers Australia needs your support

    In recent years, HRA has contributed to restoring the health of the Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers. For example, on the Murrumbidgee in 2011 we donated 1,500 ML of water to boost flows released by the NSW Government. The project supported a large diversity of native flora and fauna, including the endangered Southern Bell Frog and […]

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