News Archives - Australian River Restoration Centre

  • NSW Environmental Trust Grant for Rivers of Carbon – Yass River Linkages

    Last week, Lori and I were delighted to find out that the ARRC has been awarded a NSW Environmental Trust grant to extend our Rivers of Carbon work into the Yass River. Key partners are Greening Australia, Yass Area Network and Dept of Primary Industries. The Rivers of Carbon approach of ‘science and story’ really seems to be striking […]

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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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  • Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre has a new website, newsletter and a host of knowledge to share

    Limnosphere is a new email newsletter that complements the bright and engaging website created by MDFRC to share their research.  Recent findings include: Uptake of dissolved organic carbon by biofilms provides insights into the potential impact of loss of large woody debris on the functioning of lowland rivers Flow variability and longitudinal characteristics of organic carbon in […]

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  • Mara River, Kenya, wins the 2013 Thiess International Riverprize

    International RiverFoundation has awarded the 2013 Thiess International Riverprize to the Mara River in Kenya. The trans-boundary river, which is home to rich biodiversity and sustains the livelihoods of many, is the first in Africa ever to be awarded the prestigious prize in its 15 year history. With a clear vision and in anticipation of […]

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  • Ngunnhu Dreaming Becomes Reality

    The recent completion of a stone fish ladder in the Barwon River at Brewarrina will complement the existing ancient fish traps known as Baiame’s Ngunnhu to the local Ngemba people. Read full article (PDF).

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  • Clearest Lake in the World

    The visibility of distilled water is about 80 metres. Blue Lake, in New Zealand’s South Island, clocks in at 76 metres. Here are the first-ever photos of this newly discovered natural wonder, taken by Klaus Thymann of Project Pressure and supported by New Zealand Department of Conservation and New Zealand Tourism. View Gallery 

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  • Healthy Waterways Plastic Pollution Revolution

    The Healthy Waterways group, a not for profit organisation based in Brisbane, is working hard to ensure that it’s rivers do not go the way of other rivers, such as the infamous Citarum River in Indonesia, and have started a “Plastic Pollution Revolution”, which aims to create a movement of people who are committed to […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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