September 2014 - Australian River Restoration Centre

  • iSpy App – a great new Fishy App


    iSPY Fish is a mobile-based interactive tool presenting information on all fish species occurring in the Goulburn Broken Catchment.  The App allows users to upload photos and catch detail (species, weight, location, etc) to their own personal Facebook pages and the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority iSpy Fish Facebook page, where data is collated to […]

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  • Murray-Darling Basin Environmental Watering Strategy released for comment

    Basin-wide environmental watering strategy

    Congratulations to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority team and many others throughout the Basin community, for getting the Environmental Watering Strategy released for comment.  Having been personally involved in this process it is a real achievement to reach the point where the Strategy is available for comment.  Please take the time to have a look at the document and provide […]

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  • Riverspace welcomes three new organisations


    We are delighted to welcome the Institute of Applied Ecology, Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority and the Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre to Riverspace. All three organisations are preparing their pages and we will let you know when their great stories are live through the ARRC’s social media.  Come and join our growing community of people using Riverspace to share their work and […]

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  • ‘Feeling Fishy’ in the Fish ‘n’ Chip Shop – by Luke Pearce

    Luke Pearce Feeling Fishy Tshirt

    Luke sent me this fabulous story last week and I had to share it with everyone! “I actually have a funny story about when I wore the shirt into the local fish and chip shop the other night. The guy behind the counter was very impressed with the shirt, so much so that he had […]

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  • Climate and Water Outlook Videos – monthly updates

    Climate and Water Outlook Video

    The Bureau now produces a Climate and Water Outlook video every month. The four-minute video covers potential El Niño developments and seasonal outlooks for rainfall, streamflow and temperature across Australia for the next three months. By integrating climate and water information into a short monthly video, we provide a big picture overview of environmental conditions across Australia […]

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  • Hollands Creek – A Reaching Beyond Demonstration Reaches Project Video

    The Hollands Creek Demonstration Reach is nestled within the Tatong Valley in North East Victoria. The project supports the Regional River Health Strategy and Murray-Darling Basin Authority Native Fish Strategy, by working with local community groups and landholders to target a range of primary assets within the Hollands system. The demonstration reach focuses on protecting […]

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  • Do you know how dirty your jeans are?

    The time has come to bring further awareness to the declining health of the rivers of our world. Through awareness, we evolve. Mark Angelo, a passionate storyteller and river advocate, has possibly paddled more rivers in his lifetime than anyone else on this planet. Having paddled globally for over 40 years, he has sadly watched […]

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  • WetlandInfo – a great place to explore

    I went exploring the Wetland Info Site managed by the Queensland Department of Heritage and Protection and found it packed full of information. There is a terrific animation below about aquatic connectivity that could be used for anywhere in Australia, as well as a range of great mapping, planning, management and education tools.

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  • The power of introverts – Susan Cain

    I was attracted to this talk by Susan Cain as I share her view that we tend to view leadership in a narrow frame and favour extrovert personalities. In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. Susan Cain argues that […]

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  • Riverspace at Riversymposium 2014: You can leave your cap on!

    riverspace caps

    Next week is the International Riversymposium, an event I enjoy as it celebrates river restoration and gets people together from across the world to share stories and experiences.  As a National Riverprize judge, I feel really fortunate to get a close look at some of the fabulous work going on in Australia, and to celebrate the […]

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