May 2012 - Australian River Restoration Centre

  • Healthy Waterways Alliance Workshop, Symposium and Field Trips – register now!

    The Healthy Waterways Alliance workshop and symposium are nearly here, so make sure if you have the opportunity to get to Mackay, make sure you register.  Sal Gray and her team at Reef Catchments have been really busy putting together the: Wetland Resilience Management and Human Health Impacts Workshop (June 13) Healthy Waterways Symposium Speakers Program […]

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  • 10 practical steps to a more optimistic attitude – in just 30 days

    Did you know that people who are optimistic live longer lives by 20% – this is an amazing statistic when you think about it and one that all of us can do something about being a part of. The Mayo Clinic undertook research into the impact of optimism with one of the staff psychiatrists (more here) […]

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  • Sharing your story with others……

    I had a wonderful experience this morning and I want to share it with you in the hope that it might inspire you to share your story with those around you.  I was asked by Year Five at Radford College to come and speak to them about water and biodiversity, as they are studying this […]

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  • Feeling blue…. are there any ‘yellow’ people out there??

    Wow, do I feel ‘blue’.  Is anyone out there? In my last lot of posts I asked for nominations for people who are ‘yellow’ and who light up the lives of those around them through their optimism and ability to think positive, not negative – I did not get a single nomination! I do know […]

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  • Proposed Basin Plan released

    Congratulations to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority in delivering the new Proposed Basin Plan which has:  involved a major effort by basin communities, State Governments, local councils, catchment management authorities, community groups, people in towns, people on the land, indigenous communities and business groups. This is not an inclusive list either – so many individuals and […]

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  • Know anyone you think deserves an ARRC Yellow Award?

    The next ARRC Yellow Award is ready to be awarded and I am keen to have you, the ARRC community, involved in nominating people to recieve this wonderful award. Details about the award can be found on our website, but essentially it is about recognising those people who provide a brightness and optimism amongst the ‘blue’ […]

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  • Water Policy and Climate Change in Australia

    The Commission’s 2011 Biennial Assessment pointed to the interactions between water and associated areas of policy including natural resource management, energy, and climate change.  The assessment suggested that given the recent development and implementation of climate change policy initiatives it would be prudent to analyse the interactions between climate change and water in further detail. […]

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  • The Plumbing and Poetry of Presentations

    Another great article from our friends at One Thousand and One Storytelling who talk about the need to have both ‘Plumbing’ and ‘Poetry’ in presentations. The ‘plumbing’ part of the presentation is all the facts and figures that we tend to get immersed in and which, when not delivered with some ‘poetry’ tends to leave […]

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  • National Recreational Fishing Conference, 17-19 August

    Recreational fishing in Australia has changed a lot over the years – it’s not enough to just know a lot about catching fish, we’re constantly bombarded by a flurry of information, issues, and politics which impact on our sport, and our enjoyment of it. Climate change, marine parks, sharing fish stocks with other sectors, and […]

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  • Welcome to our ARRC Advisory Council

    We all benefit from sharing knowledge and expertise, and at the ARRC we are extremely fortunate to have our newly formed ARRC Advisory Council. We welcome Albert Blair, Leith Boully, Peter Davies, Sandra D’Souza and Ian Rutherfurd to our Council, and thank them for donating their time, thought and energy to the ARRC on a […]

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