December 2012 - Australian River Restoration Centre

  • ‘I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks’

    I felt that this quote from William Shakespeare summed up 2012 for me and the team at ARRC.  We have had a great year, and the reason for this is that we have received support from so many people who like what we do.  Revitalising RipRap has given us such pleasure, and thank you to everyone […]

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  • One Stop Shop for Freshwater Fish Information in Queensland

    One-stop-shop for freshwater fish A new database is bringing together freshwater fish information from a range of sources to help fisheries managers to better understand changes in our local fisheries.  The database is an initiative of Fisheries Queensland, in collaboration with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection’s Queensland Wetlands Program.Fisheries Queensland project manager Dr […]

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  • Happiness is overcoming the tyranny of ‘when’!

    I was listening to my son Finn a few days ago talking about ‘when’ it is the school holidays everything will be great… and it got me thinking about the tyranny of when, and a great post that Dr Happy wrote a while back which I thought you might enjoy.  I love the last line […]

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  • SoilMapp – New App to access national soil data

    People can get data and information on the soil they are standing on, thanks to an app developed by several national research organisations. The app, called SoilMapp, runs on the iPad, and provides direct access to national soil data and information from the Australian Soil Resource Information System (ASRIS) and ApSoil, the database behind the Agricultural Production Systems Simulator (APSIM). […]

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  • Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network Symposium – Feb 2013, free registration now open

    The 2013 TERN Symposium will run from 18 – 21 February, at Old Parliament House in Canberra. The symposium will showcase the breadth of TERN’s work across ecosystem science in Australia, covering a range of issues such as sustainable landuse,biodiversity, carbon, ecosystem data management, climate variability, and delivery of research infrastructure. TERN has fostered a collaborative approach to delivering […]

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  • What is good water stewardship?

    Give your brain cells a break from day to day, and indulge in a bit of philosophy with this  article written by Ed Pinero and produced through the Center for a Better Life (great name and worth a look).  Ed explores ideas around ‘water stewardship’ which is a term used overseas and which is increasingly being […]

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  • 1 minute in 30 years – celebrating Greening Australia Capital Region’s 30th Birthday

    I love this idea of capturing people’s thoughts, impressions and experiences in one or two minutes using film- take a look at this great collection of video snapshots taken recently at the celebration event for 30 years of Greening Australia in the Capital Region.  It is a great approach and one you may like to […]

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  • Value networks and collaboration

    Definition: a value network is a set of roles and interactions that generates a specific business, economic or social good. By this definition any group of people engaged in a purposeful activity can be understood as a ‘value network’.  Creating value requires more than simple social connections. Social networks are connections of people who share […]

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