February 2013 - Australian River Restoration Centre

  • Aboriginal water values and management in northern Australia

     CSIRO, as part of the Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge research program, documented and quantified Aboriginal social and economic values of aquatic resources and identified their flow links in the first study of its kind in Australia. The research was conducted over three years (2008-2010) in two tropical river catchments—the Daly River in the Northern Territory […]

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  • New National Water Commission Publications

    The National Water Commission is busy sharing the knowledge derived from their research programs.  Here are six reports released late last year that you may be interested in: Water for Australia’s Arid Zone – Summarises the main findings from investigations at five regional demonstration sites and outlines the process involved in developing the new thematic […]

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  • Rewarding more river heroes in the UN Year of Cooperation in Water

    Riverprize Applications are now open for 2013 The International RiverFoundation is set to award a record number of Riverprizes in 2013, with an Australian Riverprize, a European Riverprize and the prestigious Thiess International Riverprize with a total value in excess of $600,000. The Australian Riverprize and the Thiess International Riverprize are awarded by the International […]

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  • Can Money buy Happiness?

    Well, yes it can, but only when spent in the ‘right’ way.  I recommend watching this video to have a think about your day and how you can spend your money to increase happiness while also enjoying the company of those around you.  Cappuccino anyone? Can Money buy Happiness?

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  • Get a taste of the Triple Trickle!

    The ARRC is proud to be a part of Triple Trickle: A Journey Into Canberra’s Water Catchments,  a curiously engaging, informative and entertaining film. Filmmaker/presenter Richard Snashall undertakes a solo journey into Canberra’s three water supply catchments, searching out where the Cotter, Queanbeyan and Murrumbidgee Rivers begin, just as trickles, and then exploring the paths […]

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  • MDBA Sustainable Rivers Audit Report 2 – now available

    The Sustainable Rivers Audit (SRA) is an initiative of Basin governments, coordinated on their behalf by the Murray–Darling Basin Authority.  Overseen and reported by an independent group of river ecologists, the Independent Sustainable Rivers Audit Group, the SRA provides scientifically robust assessments of the ecological health of the Murray– Darling Basin rivers. This new report outlines the nature […]

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  • Fund Me, Maybe? Dance your next grant application!

    I was writing a lot of grants at the end of last year and there are more just around the corner with the urban component of the Biodiversity Fund soon to be released.  While looking at the website (instead of getting on with work I should be doing!), I came across this great group of […]

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  • International Symposium on Society & Resource Management, June 4-8 2013

    “Are you interested in links between people and the environment? Are you interested in broadening your networks outside of Australia, and meeting other like-minded people working on similar issues in different parts of the world? If you’re a practitioner, researcher, policy-maker, or ‘natural resource manager’ of any kind, then this conference might be for you! […]

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