April 2012 - Australian River Restoration Centre

  • Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Management Authority ‘Looking Back, Thinking Forward’ Community Forum – A Great Success

    Judy Christie, Siwan Lovett, Nicola Dixon, Jeanie Muspratt (LtoR) The Sydney Metropolitan CMA’s 2012 Community Forum was a great success thanks to Siwan’s inspiring key note address “Connections that Count: People, Place and Passion” and her work in helping plan and facilitate the event. The event was attended by 90 environmental volunteers from across the whole […]

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  • Outcomes from the First People’s National Summit on Water

    More than seventy Indigenous community representatives gathered at the First Peoples’ National Water Summit in Adelaide last month to develop advice to the Commission on how  Indigenous water should be managed.  The two day Summit was convened by the First Peoples’ Water Engagement Council (FPWEC), which was formed to provide advice to the National Water […]

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  • International Water Centre Water Leadership Scholarships

    Scholarships for the 2012/13 round of the IWC Water Leadership Program are now open. Applications can be made on-line until 30 June 2012. The next program will begin in December 2012. Designed for emerging water leaders at the project to middle management level, this program is customised for the water sector through sound research and collaboration […]

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  • New ‘Groundwater Essentials’ Booklet from the National Water Commission

    The National Water Commission has released a new publication called Groundwater Essentials.  This accessible and easy to understand booklet sets out everything you need to know about groundwater including:  groundwater’s place in the hydrological cycle, the importance of groundwater, the various uses of groundwater, surface/groundwater connectivity, and risks to the groundwater resource.  It also includes links to various water […]

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  • Applications for the Peter Cullen Trust Science to Policy Leadership Program – Now Open

    The Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust is again looking for a diverse group of people who are actively involved in water system management to participate in an exciting leadership program.  Only 15 people will be selected and funded to undertake this journey of personal and professional discovery. For information and application forms, please see […]

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  • The Hidden Messages in Water

    If you are feeling a bit adventurous and want to think about water a little differently, try investigating the work of Masaru Emoto.  Emoto photographed ice crystals of water in bottles that had come from different locations, exposed the bottles to different sounds, and had words typed onto paper facing inwards to the bottle. What […]

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