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Reflections on the Waterway Management Twinning Program

Reflections on the Waterway Management Twinning Program

Lisa Duncan, April 2017 Hello RBMS members and committee, firstly I’d like to thank you for your kindness and generosity in supporting my participation in the Waterway Management Twinning Program #twinningiswinning The Twinning Program is a structured mentoring program, focusing on improving the on-ground delivery of current Victorian riparian restoration projects. It’s collaboratively delivered by Glenelg…
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Our newest life member – Ian Rutherfurd

Our newest life member – Ian Rutherfurd

The RBMS recently welcomed Associate Professor Ian Rutherford as our newest Life Member. This rare award is in recognition of Ian’s significant contribution to the RBMS and to the catchment management sector. Ian has made a mammoth commitment to the industry through a solid catalogue of technical work (research, teaching and advising on fluvial geomorphology…
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DELWP releases statewide strategy for ICM in Victoria

DELWP releases statewide strategy for ICM in Victoria

Our Catchments, Our Communities is the first statewide strategy for integrated catchment management in Victoria. It has been developed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and catchment management authorities to strengthen integrated catchment management across Victoria. http://delwp.vic.gov.au/water/governing-water-resources/our-catchments,-our-communities

Lost Rivers and photos of Geelong’s underground rivers

Lost Rivers and photos of Geelong’s underground rivers

The documentary Lost Rivers screened by the RBMS in Melbourne and Brisbane recently showed us some great footage of rivers buried under cities from around the world. Here is a link to some interesting photos from underground rivers a bit closer to home in Geelong. Credit to Marcus Wong the author of this album who has shared…
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Vale – Colin Keith Turnbull

Vale – Colin Keith Turnbull

5 March 1928 – 24 December 2015 It is with great sadness that the RBMS received the news that our inaugural President, Col Turnbull passed away on Christmas Eve. Aged 87, Col leaves behind his wife Leon, sons David and Phil, daughter Catherine and their families. A professional and very proud Civil Engineer, Col commenced…
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8ASM in 2016

8ASM in 2016

The 8th Australian Stream Management Conference will be held in the Blue Mountains , New South Wales from Sunday, 31st July to Wednesday, 3rd August 2016. Twenty years on from the inaugural Australian Stream Management Conference in 1996, the 2016 event will provide the opportunity to reflect on our progress over two decades.  We will…
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Vale Wayne Tennant

Vale Wayne Tennant

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the recent passing of our friend and colleague Wayne Tennant. Wayne bravely dealt with cancer and other significant health complications during his life, but sadly lost his battle on the 4th August 2015. Many RBMS members crossed paths with Wayne during his 30 year career in…
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Emerging Water Professionals Program

Emerging Water Professionals Program

The International RiverFoundation have recently announced they’ll be launching a new Emerging Water Professionals Program at this year’s Riversymposium. Funded by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Emerging Water Professionals Program will be open primarily to post-graduate students and to anyone who identifies as an emerging water professional, from any discipline related…
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Riversymposium 2015

Riversymposium 2015

The 18th International RiverSymposium is being held in Brisbane from 21 – 23 September 2015. The abstract, poster and speed talk submissions have been extended, and must now be submitted online by Monday 25 May. Find out more at their website.

Geomorphic change detection workshop

Geomorphic change detection workshop

Direct from the USA – Assistant Professor Joe Wheaton will be delivering a 2−day course on his Geomorphic Change Detection software at the University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, Brisbane. The GCD software quantifies the uncertainties when using DEM’s of difference to calculate volumetric budgets of erosion and deposition. This is a growing area of expertise…
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