September 2012 - Australian River Restoration Centre

  • World Rivers Day – 30th September

    In 2005, the United Nations launched the Water for Life Decade to help raise awareness about the need to care for our water resources. Mark Angelo, a Canadian river enthusiast led an initiative to establish a World Rivers Day on the last Sunday in September. This event has grown and in 2012 there are world […]

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  • Whanganui River in NZ – given the status of ‘personhood’:

    Since the dawn of time people have personified Rivers. We think of them as beings and give the emotional qualities of humans to reflect their moods. they are placid, angry, meandering and lazy. However, we don’t accord them the rights of people or corporate bodies.  In a landmark case for the Rights of Nature, officials […]

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  • Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems Atlas goes online

    The National Atlas of Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems (GDE Atlas) presents the current knowledge of GDEs across Australia, and shows known GDEs as well as ecosystems that potentially use groundwater. The GDE Atlas is a tool to assist the consideration of ecosystem groundwater requirements in natural resource management, including water planning and environmental impact assessment. The […]

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  • Bioneers Conference in San Francisco – restoring people and the planet

    Bioneers is a non-profit educational organization based in New Mexico that highlights innovative and practical solutions for restoring people and the planet. Since 1990, Bioneers has acted as a hub to generate breakthrough approaches to the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges – drawing on inspiration from nature and human ingenuity.   This year the […]

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  • Aboriginal Stories of Native Fish

    Aboriginal stories of native fish HD

    Will Trueman talks about collecting native fish stories from Aboriginal people.

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  • TED Talks – Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work

    The Secret to Happiness - Coffee With Connie

    We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk from TEDxBloomington, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.

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  • Brian Dare talks nesting Murray cod

    Brian Dare talks nesting Murray cod

    Brian Dare talks us through some unique underwater photography of the Murray Cod breeding cycle. The footage was captured in the Dumaresq River area by a research team from NSW & Qld Fisheries (Gavin Butler and Steve Brooks).

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  • TED Talks – Simon Sinek – How great leaders inspire action

    TED Talks - Simon Sinek - How great leaders inspire action

    Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?”

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  • ARRC Yellow Award: Congratulations to Nicola Dixon!

    The lovely Nicola Dixon from the Sydney Metro Catchment Management Authority got a surprise when she was awarded the ARRC Yellow Award a few weeks ago at the SMCMA Board meeting. Judy Christie who works with Nicola said that she was nominated for the award because of her: …enthusiastic and positive and energetic approach, in […]

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  • New True Tales of the Trout Cod Booklets and Conversations with Will

    We are delighted to be able to bring you two new True Tales of the Trout Cod booklets covering the Central Murray and Riverina, as well as a Native Fish of the MDB Species Booklet.  The three booklets contain a wonderful mix of stories, anecdotes, historical newspaper articles, photos and science.  What a ripper.  Any […]

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