‘In today’s environment, hoarding knowledge ultimately erodes your power. If you know something very important, the way to get power is by actually sharing it’ ~ Joseph Badaracco
At the ARRC we believe in the power of sharing knowledge and providing people with opportunities to share their experiences and tell their stories so that we can learn from each other. We have brought together some of the knowledge we have learnt over the years we have been working in river management and with communities passionate about protecting and restoring their waterways. If you have some recommendations and knowledge you would like to share, please let us know and we can add it to the resources we have brought together here.
We value our rivers for the multiple benefits they provide – life-giving water, plants, animals, transport, economic wealth, recreation, and the spiritual connection so many of us feel when we sit or walk along a riverbank. For many years we have been doing research into how rivers function, with this knowledge tested ‘in the field’ so that we can match science and practice.
Rivers and people are inter-connected. This connection is what motivates us to protect, restore and manage rivers for ourselves and for future generations. We need to commit to rewarding success, as well as inspiring and supporting each other, so that we can achieve all that we want for our rivers and the communities that depend upon them.
Communities across Australia have learnt a great deal about how to manage, care for and restore rivers. When we share this knowledge with others through our experiences and stories it grows. There are many different ways to connect with others, and we use a range of tools and approaches to have “conversations that matter” with people across Australia and the world.