March 2014 - Australian River Restoration Centre

  • ReForm – Restoring rivers FOR effective catchment Management – mid-term reports now available

    REFORM seeks to support the design of programs of restoration and mitigation measures for the European Union Water Framework Directive which requires countries to attain target ecological status for rivers. Success is defined as being hydromorphologically sustainable, ecologically effective, and exploiting the full potential within the socio-economic setting. Mid-term reports have recently been released covering a […]

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  • Why Work Doesn’t Happen at Work

    Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn’t a good place to do it. In his talk, he lays out the main problems (he calls them the M&Ms) and offers three suggestions to make work work. I really enjoyed this talk and think it will resonate with many of you, I […]

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  • Riverprize 2014 – applications now being accepted

    International River Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2014 Riverprize awards. For the second year running, there will be three prize categories to choose from – the Australian Riverprize, the IRF European Riverprize or the Thiess International Riverprize. The Riverprize awards are intended to not only give reward to those who are achieving outstanding results, […]

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  • Ringbalin – River Stories

    Thank you to my friend Kate Hodges, an ARRC Story Scout, for directing me to the fabulous Ringbalin website, where Aboriginal Elders share their river stories from Cunnamulla to the Coorong. Beautifully filmed, these stories are rich, compellingly told, a pleasure to watch, and part of an engaging web experience. View the Ringbalin website here.

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  • Biological Control Being Developed to Kill Carp

    New research is being undertaken to develop a biological control for carp that could reduce Australia’s carp population by up to 80 per cent.  The virus takes about six days to incubate in the body and effects the gills, within 24 hours of showing symptoms the fish will die. To date, Dr Dean Gilligan from […]

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