Siwan Lovett, Author at Australian River Restoration Centre

  • What makes a great mentor?

    “A mentor is not someone who walks ahead of you to show you how they did it. A mentor walks alongside you to show you what you can do.” Last week, as I was facilitating a catchup of this year’s Waterway Management Mentoring Program, I was sitting in my hotel room channel surfing and I came […]

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  • One-of-a-kind creek names you won’t believe!

    Guest post by Greg Peters from Riverness We’ve all crossed a Sandy, Dry, Boggy, Deep, Stony or Kangaroo Creek in our travels. But what about those strange named, one-of-a-kind creeks? Here’s a list of my top ten weird waterways: ✅ Forlorn Hope Creek I always think it’s good to start a list in a positive frame of […]

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  • 5 questions we should be asking when engaging NRM stakeholders

    One of the things we enjoy most in our work is engaging and inspiring people to protect and care for their rivers and wetlands. When we do this we are conscious that we are inviting people to start, and hopefully continue a conversation with us. Before we begin, we should be asking ourselves these five […]

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  • Peter Cullen Trust applications now open for the 2018 Science to Policy Program

    As part of the Peter Cullen Trust Facilitation Team I am encouraging you to apply for this year’s Science to Policy Program. What is the Science to Policy Leadership Program? A transformational program designed to create long-term impact and change for Australia’s water and environment managers. Our Science to Policy Leadership Program enables Australia’s future […]

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  • Australasian Bat Night in Goulburn

    In celebration of the Australasian Bat Month – WIRES and Landcare are hosting a Bat Night When: Wednesday 28th March from 6pm Where: WORKSPACE2580, 56 Clinton Street Goulburn Topics that will be discussed: Why we need bats in our environment Ecosystems for bats — what bats need, where they live and where to find them Meet the locals — […]

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  • Rivers of Carbon Feeling Fishy Field Day – Yass Gorge 7th April 2018

    If you are in and around Yass on the 7th of April come and join the Rivers of Carbon team for a great day in Yass Gorge exploring native fish, bush tucker, indigenous river stories, Yass Gorge rehabilitation, and of course some cooked carp with our culinary giant Luke Pearce! We will have Waterwatch, Landcare, […]

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  • Explore. Cast. Discover. Recover… the value of fishing for our mental health

    I came across this great article from my good friend Matt Barwick all about the value of fishing for our mental health.  I know that when I camp near a river my shoulders relax, life slows down and I feel good.  It seems I am not the only one…  The photo above is quite a […]

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  • Waterway Management Twinning Program – June Mentoring Catchup

    A few weeks ago our great group of mentors and mentees got together in Bendigo to catch up on how our mentoring partnerships and projects are coming along.   As the facilitator of this group, ably supported by Lucy, Shelby and Adam from Glenelg Hopkins CMA, I was delighted to see the progress that is […]

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  • Big floods, high costs – why are we so reluctant to change the way we model flooding in Australia?

    Australia’s laid back iconic attitude of ‘if it isn’t broken- don’t fix it” is often admirable; we are a nation that ‘goes with the flow’, rolls up our sleeves and get ‘stuck in’ following natural disasters like floods.  Community response around Lismore these past few weeks is certainly testimony to this attitude, with every shop […]

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  • Cop on to Crowdfunding for Fish!

    Funds for Fish is an exciting new crowdfunding campaign that is seeking funding to restore fish habitat. Fish need habitat for breeding and feeding, without this habitat they simply won’t exist in our rivers.   The Australian River Restoration Centre, Glenelg Hopkins CMA, Goulburn Broken CMA and Corangamite CMA have banded together to raise money through Crowdfunding […]

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