May 2013 - Australian River Restoration Centre

  • 6th Lake Eyre Basin Biennial Conference

    Where:  Port Augusta, South Australia When: 17th to 19th of September 2013. The Conference Program is currently being developed around the following five sessions: Extractive resource industries in the LEB – mining and petroleum Communities of the Basin Regional NRM and adaptive management challenges Enjoyment of the Basin – Tourism trends, impacts and management Water […]

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  • Mary River Turtle needs your help!

    Australian Geographic Society is conducting a fundraising & awareness campaign for May & June in support of Australia’s second most threatened turtles, the elusive Mary River turtle (Elusor macrurus) which evaded scientists till early 1990’s despite being one of Australia’s largest freshwater turtles. The funds will help the turtle conservation project of Tiaro & District […]

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  • Evolution of water management and monitoring in Barmah-Milewa Forest

    My friend Leanne Wheaton who works at the Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre has been running a terrific series of seminars. The latest one was by Keith Ward who has worked in the Barmah Millewa Forest for the past 23 years. This is an engaging presentation full of great photographs, graphs and insights into an amazing place.

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  • Are you a Giver or a Taker?

    The science is telling us that being a giver is great for our well-being!  There is an ever increasing body of research demonstrating that being kind, altruistic and giving is good for us – particularly in the workplace! Check out Adam Grant discussing his book here…  It is a great video about the difference between people who […]

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  • Help us reach our RipRap goal

    Do you like what the ARRC does and would you like to help?  The ARRC is a not-for-profit organisation that I (Siwan) set up a few years ago using my own funds.  We need to raise money to fund our core activities and enable us to keep growing.  You could help us do this by […]

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  • A Guide to Australia’s Spiny Freshwater Crayfish – Robert B McCormack

    Referred to as the ‘Spiny Crayfishes’ due to impressive arrays of spines on their hard armoured shells, Euastacus crayfish are the largest of the 10 genera of Australian freshwater crayfish. This book discusses all 50 species found in Australia, from the iconic giant Murray lobster that is fished by recreational fishers, to the exceedingly rare and tiny […]

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  • Farewell Cotter

    Much of the Cotter valley will soon be flooded. Take a look behind the dam wall to see the scale of the preparations.

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  • New smartphone app for growers

    Funded by groups like the GRDC and MLA and available for free, the ‘CliMate’ app shows graphs comparing rainfall from past years, and gives growers a probability of future rainfalls, temperatures and seasonal changes to help them plan their growing seasons. Avaliable for iphone, ipad and ipod touch devices or you can register an account and use […]

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  • Apply for an IWC Masters Scholarship

    The International Water Centre (IWC) is offering several full-tuition scholarships to a small number of excellent candidates who are accepted in the Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) and clearly demonstrate potential to become future water leaders. Applications are currently open to international and domestic students. Apply Online.

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  • Do or Die Secrets for Presenters

    Want to WOW your audience with the next presentation you give? Learn how to: get your audience’s attention keep your audience’s attention give your audience a call to action Gabrielle and Yamini from One Thousand and One have some DO or DIE advice for you as well as some free resources on their site, which […]

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