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8ASM

Introduction

The 8th Stream Management Conference was held 31 July to 3 August 2016 in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. Photos from the event can be found here.

The conference highlights included:

  • A full program of concurrent presentations over three days covering environmental flows, riparian works, geomorphology, monitoring & evaluation, catchment modelling, urban catchments, community, extractive industry and project funding.
  • International and local keynote speeches from Professor Ellen Wohl (Colorado State University, USA), Dr Derek Robeson (Tweed Forum, Scotland), Dr Mehreen Faruqi (NSW Greens, Australia) and Chris Chersterfield (CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, Australia)
  • Field trips and workshops led by Blue Mountains City Council, Australian River Restoration Centre and Professor Kirstie Fryirs.
  • Entertaining addresses from Ticky Fullerton and RBMS’ own on-stage talent at the Conference Dinner
  • A curious puzzle game helping make new industry connections.

The RBMS would like to thank the following people

  • The Conference Organising Committee: John Senior and Lance Lloyd; Co-Chairs Mark Stacey and Jo Slijkerman; and Editors Dr Geoff Vietz, Alissa J. Flately and Associate Professor Ian Rutherfurd; and everyone who helped bring 8ASM to life.
  • Conference Sponsors: Sydney Water, State Government of Victoria’s Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP) and the Murray Darling Basin Authority along with the Australian Government.
  • GEMS Event Management

Proceedings

All individual papers can be downloaded via the links below. All that is required is to sign-up for an RBMS website account (either free account or paid membership). Alternatively, the complete proceedings can be downloaded as a single file.

In addition, the following components of the proceedings are also available for download:

1 Messy rivers are healthy rivers: The role of physical complexity in Sustaining Ecosystem Processes
Page 1
Ellen Wohl


2 Promoting and Facilitating Integrated Catchment Management, River Tweed, Scotland
Page 2
Derek Robeson


3 Large Scale Ecohydraulic Modelling On The Goulburn River
Pages 3-8
Lachlan Inglis and Ben Tate


4 Water Plan – Water For Victoria
Page 9
Elizabeth Johnson and Kate Berg


5 When is artificially opening Intermittently Closed Estuaries (ICE) most effective?
Pages 10-21
Sarah McSweeney, David Kennedy and Ian Rutherfurd


6 Data Democratisation: Empowering the environmental management community through data
Pages 22-30
Nick Marsh and Bonny Marsh


7 State of play: modelling large floodplains and wetlands
Pages 31-37
Alison Miller and Ben Tate


8 Biodiversity offsets: why ‘no net loss’ of biodiversity is even more problematic for stream ecosystems in urbanising landscapes
Pages 38-42
Myles Coker, Chris Walsh, Nick Bond and Yung En Chee


9 Land-sea Sediment Dynamics Of The Mackay Coastal Zone: The Role of Landscape Setting In The Integration Of Waterway, Estuary And Coastline Management
Pages 43-52
Elisa Zavadil and Neville Rosengren


10 Collaborative Processes For Prioritisation: A Case Study From Western Victoria
Pages 53-63
Chloe Wiesenfeld, Tori Perrin, Bryce Morden, Clare Wilson, Greg Fletcher and Stephen Ryan


11 Ecological Response To An Experimental High Flow Release In The Upper Yarra River
Pages 64-77
Peter Lind and Helen Clarke


12 Water in Australia – Assessing Australia’s Available Water Resources And Use
Pages 78-85
Ulrike Bende-Michl, Rudi van des Bos and Malcolm Watson


13 Working with the community to protect the Powlett River Estuary, Kilcunda, Victoria
Pages 86-92
Matt Khoury, Dan Garlick and Eleisha Keogh


14 Interpreting private landholder stream restoration practices
Pages 93-101
Dean Platt


15 Data versus desktop: An assessment of the severity of cold water pollution in the Swampy Plains and Murray Rivers below Khancoban Dam
Page 102
Elizabeth Pope


16 Saving Little Creek
Pages 103-105
Alan Hoban, Geoff Vietz, Chris Walsh, Tim Fletcher, Carl Tippler, Georg Eberl and Stephanie Brown


17 A cost effective method for targeting gully rehabilitation effort in high priority GBR sub-catchments
Pages 106-113
Andrew Brooks, John Spencer and Graeme Curwen


18 Relating With Rivers: Geomorphic Foundations For Ethical Cross-cultural Dialogue In River Management
Pages 114-122
Simon Mould, Kirstie Fryirs and Richie Howitt


19 Habitat Mapping As A Tool For Benchmarking And Enhancing Aquatic Habitat Condition
Page 123
Rodney Price


20 Eco-servicing South Creek Catchment: A Case Study From Australia’s Largest Urban Growth Precincts
Pages 124-133
Carl Tippler, Michael Dean, Phillip Birtles, Peter Davies, Nakia Belmer and Stephanie Kermode


21 Flood Eye – Improving Community Access To Flood Information In North-Central Victoria
Pages 134-140
Jolene Goulton, Peter McRostie, Luong Tran and Camille White


22 The Aboriginal Riverkeeper Team Project – Building indigenous knowledge and skills to improve urban waterways in Sydney’s Georges River Catchment
Pages 141-148
Vanessa Cavanagh


23 Upper Ovens River Low Flow Planning: Increasing Understanding Of Aquatic Habitat Under Extreme Low Flows With The Use Of An Interactive River Depth Map
Pages 149-155
Catherine McInerney, Joshua Hale, Owen Martin, Stephen Impey and Andrew Sharpe


24 Nerang River Estuary Study – Options For Managing Stormwater and Re-instating Ecosystem Services
Pages 156-163
Damian McCann, Mark Bayley and Grant Periott


25 Challenges To Scaling Up Site-Based Data For Assessing Environmental Water Outcomes In Floodplain Wetlands
Pages 164-171
Wing Tsoi, Darren Ryder, Paul Frazier and Mark Southwell


26 Barapa Barapa – Cultural connection to waterways
Pages 172-177
Sharnie Hamilton, Pixon Patten and Neville Whyman


27 Habitat island for migratory birds
Pages 178-182
Mick Callan and Nigel Hobden


28 Western Sydney’s South Creek: Considering impacts of change
Pages 183-188
Stephanie Kermode, Phillip Birtles, Geoff Vietz, Stephen Lynch, Jonathon Dixon, Carl Tippler and Michael Dean


29 Wetland watering, works and measures – In miniature
Pages 189-192
Greg Fletcher


30 Mary River – Understanding Processes And Values To Inform Planning And Restoration
Pages 193-203
Jacqui Reid, Misko Ivezich, Tim Odgers, Denise Lindon and Brad Wedlock


31 Impacts of Historical Channel Changes On The Distribution and Abundance Of Macquarie Perch In Hughes Creek, Victoria
Pages 204-210
Wayne Erskine and Mark Turner


32 Urban Waterway Restoration: Daylighting Dandenong Creek
Pages 211-218
Simon Treadwell, Chris Dwyer and Sarah Watkins


33 Improving Connectivity of Unregulated Flows Across The Lower Ovens River Floodplain – How A Landmark Study Has Led To Real Outcomes
Pages 219-226
Julian Skipworth and Julian Martin


34 Reflections on riparian management and recreational fishers – scaling up engagement
Pages 227-230
Andrew Briggs


35 A Toolbox Of Sedimentary Indicators For Assessing The Geomorphic Structure, Function And Condition
Pages 231-239
Kirsten Cowley, Kirstie Fryirs and Grant Hose


36 Engaging industry in good water stewardship; developing a business case
Page 240
Michael Spencer


37 Flow variability and macrochannel formation in Southeast Queensland
Pages 241-249
Justine Kemp, Jon Olley and Heather Haines


38 I’m Still Thirsty: Ecological risk assessment for prioritising environmental water delivery
Pages 250-260
Nick Marsh, Amanda Wealands, Amanda Shipp and Minna Tom


39 Unmanned aerial vehicles, applications in stream monitoring and management
Pages 261-268
James Rennie


40 The Environmental Water Trust – Using markets and innovative financing to restore wetlands and floodplains in the Murray-Darling Basin for financial, social and environmental outcomes
Pages 269-272
Ben Carr, Deborah Nias, James Fitzsimons and Rich Gilmore


41 Environmental Flows By Proxy – A Case Study From Sarawak, Malaysia
Pages 273-280
Michael Bain and Elisa Zavadil


42 A tender for improving water quality – What’s left to learn from using tenders?
Pages 281-291
Shayne Annett, Carl Larsen, Kym Whiteoak, Toby Prosser and Michelle Ezzy


43 Comparison Of Stream Macroinvertebrate Monitoring Data From Citizen Scientists And An Aquatic Ecologist
Pages 292-299
David Reid, Carl Tippler, C. Evans and Svetlana Kotevska


44 Building a water stewardship community in the Western Port Biosphere, Australia
Pages 300-301
Lance Lloyd


45 Improving Waterway Management Outcomes Through Collaborative Research: The Case Of The Melbourne Waterways Research To Practice Partnership
Pages 302-310
Rhys Coleman, Rachael Bathgate, Nick Bond, Darren Bos, Tim Fletcher, Belinda Lovell, Peter Morison and Chris Walsh


46 A web-based tool for assessing the effects of land and stream management practices on stream condition in the Melbourne region
Pages 311-314
Christ Walsh


47 Mapping and interpretation of aquatic vegetation within a 200km reach of a century-long regulated creek system to inform environmental flow management decisions
Pages 315-318
James Kaye, Chris Charles, Michael Aberton and Tim Barlow


48 How is being an asset manager going to make us better waterway managers?
Pages 319-328
Sharyn RossRakesh, Jean-Michel Benier and David Carew


49 A Collaborative Approach To Integrating Science, Management And Communities For Improving River Health In Coastal Catchments
Pages 329-335
Sarah Mika, Darren Ryder, John Schmidt, Adrienne Burns and Ben Vincent


50 Remote Imagery Analysis Improves Condition Monitoring And Optimises Management Regimes Of Wetland Assets.
Pages 336-341
Al Danger, Cat Gilbert, Catherine Williams and David Carew


51 The impact of mining on Australian rivers
Pages 342-350
Ian Rutherfurd, Peter Davies, Jodi Turnbull and Susan Lawrence


52 A multiple lines of evidence approach to assess the ecological condition of urban river catchments
Pages 351-355
David Sharley, Katy Jeppe and Vincent Pettigrove


53 Using A Data-driven Approach To Understand The Interaction Between Catchment Characteristics And Water Quality Responses
Pages 356-363
Anna Lintern, Angus Webb, Dongryeol Rhu, S. Liu, Ulrike Bende-Michl, Paul Leahy, Paul Wilson and Andrew Western


54 Instream Habitat Works Trial For Macquarie Perch In The Hughes Creek Victoria, A Sand Slug Stream
Pages 364-372
Christine Glassford, Joanne Kearns, Kirsten Hogan and Renae Ayres


55 Finding the balance between sustainable extraction of floodplains and economic enterprise
Pages 373-377
Ashley Roberts and Guy Lampert


56 The Little Stringybark Creek Project: can urban streams be truly restored?
Page 378
Chris Walsh, Tim Fletcher, Darren Bos, Tommy Plahcinski, Sarah Watkins, Rachelle Adamowicz and Marion Urrutiaguer


57 Sorting the wheat from the chaff in the Merricks Creek estuary
Pages 379-389
Ross Hardie and Paul Hodgson


58 Community drive the construction of engineered log jams in South East QLD
Pages 390-398
Nathaniel Parker, Andrew Brooks and Ross Bigwood


59 Hold old is your streambed
Page 399
Michael Stewardson


60 Urban Streams And Disturbance Regimes: A Hydrogeomorphic Approach
Pages 400-407
Geoff Vietz and Robert Hawley


61 Flood Frequency And Flow Scaling In Snowy Mountains Rivers
Pages 408-417
Sander van Tol, Tim Cohen and Ivars Reinfelds


62 Things Of Stone, Wood And Running Water: Twenty Years Of River Rehabilitation On NSW North Coast
Pages 418-434
Tony Broderick


63 Sedimentologically Significant Tributaries: Characterizing Sediment Connectivity In The Lockyer Valley, SEQ
Pages 435-443
Peyton Lisenby and Kirstie Fryirs


64 Automatically mapping rivers and vegetation from LiDAR
Page 444
Nathan Quadros


65 Improving environmental water delivery to degraded wetlands
Pages 447-454
Nicola Logan, Simon Treadwell and Sarah Gaskill


66 Managing grazing on riparian land – decision support tool and guidelines
Pages 455-465
Greg Peters and Peter Vollebergh


67 Smart Rocks And Sand Slugs: Innovative Methods For Modelling Sediment Transport In Rivers
Pages 466-472
Darren Ryder and Sarah Mika


68 Floodplain Fencing – Smart Planning To Ensure Flood Resilience And Long-Term Ecological Outcomes
Pages 473-482
Greg Peters, Peter Vollebergh, Simon Wilkie and James Grove


69 Responses of riverbank and aquatic vegetation to an instream environmental flow
Pages 483-493
Robyn Watts, Sascha Healy and Nicole McCasker


70 Evaluating the use of remote sensing to determine changes in willow distribution in the Fish River Catchment
Pages 494-497
Trent Bowman, Kerrie Tomkins and Michael Chang


71 Drought refuge management: putting some clout into drought
Page 498
Sarah Gaskill and Cheryl Edwards


72 Assessing Riparian Vegetation And Creek Channel Condition In A Rapidly Changing Urban Space: A Case Study from Blacktown LGA
Pages 499-506
Michael Dean and Carl Tippler


73 The Use and Usefulness Of Fluvial Geomorphology In River Management
Pages 507-514
Kirstie Fryirs


74 eDNA: The future of aquatic biodiversity monitoring?
Pages 515-518
Josh Griffiths, Andrew Weeks, Reid Tingley and Rhys Coleman


75 Optimization to support seasonal environmental watering decisions
Page 519
Avril Horne, Simranjit Kaur, Joanna Szemis, Michael Stewardson, Angus Webb and Alysson Costa


76 Urban Swamp Syndrome: Degradation Of A High Conservation-value Wetland From An Urban Catchment
Pages 520-528
Nakia Belmer, Ian Wright and Carl Tippler


77 Chain-of-ponds river systems: management and conservation of these unique Australian river types
Pages 529-537
Rory Williams and Kirstie Fryirs


78 Are Victoria’s wetlands changing? The development of a method to systematically monitor the extent, water regime and vegetation characteristics of all mapped wetlands
Pages 538-546
Mark Stacey, Peter Caccetta, Joanna Chia and David Barratt


79 Decision support systems – Assisting implementation of long-term environmental water planning
Pages 547-561
Bruce Campbell, Ebony Coote, John Foster, Hilary Johnson and Nerida Sloane


80 The return of the ‘Bottomless Pool’ in Yosemite Creek, North Katoomba in the Blue Mountains
Pages 562-571
Geoffrey Smith, Amy St Lawrence, Christina Day, Eric Mahoney, John Gooderham and Cecil Ellis


81 Your Gorges Are Awesome – A method for chat up lines for fluvial geomorphologists Based on well defined values of information content
Pages 572-587
James Grove, Ian Rutherfurd, Kath Storey and Justin Stout


82 Using Biocondition Assessment In The Mary River Catchment To Evaluate Riparian Restoration
Pages 588-598
Caitlin Mill and Tanzi Smith


83 Detecting cease to flow events in streams using time lapse photography
Pages 599-603
Patrick Maiden, Cheryl Edwards and Peter Lind


84 Assessing the impacts of infrastructure and development on streams
Pages 604-611
Simon Andrew, Fiona Coe and Martin Griffin


85 Bringing Back The Fish To The Horton River: The On-ground Works Phase.
Pages 612-621
Simon Walsh and Andrew Walsh


86 Testing the feasibility of sediment replenishment from stormwater systems to urban streams
Page 622
Arezou Houshmand and Geoff Vietz


87 Sediment offsets to fund stream restoration for superior environmental outcomes – Case study Port of Brisbane
Pages 623-628
Steve Dudgeon


88 Concrete and sandstone – what motivates people to protect and restore
Page 629
Jasmine Payget


89 A Case Study Of Applying An Asset Management Approach To Constructed Urban Waterways
Pages 630-635
Leigh Smith


90 Staying Afloat With Works Monitoring And Data: A Case Study From The Murray River
Pages 636-644
Ben Berry and Stephen Wealands


91 RiverMAP River Health Model – using macroinvertebrate data to help understand river health
Pages 645-649
Zuzanna Graszkiewicz, Paula Sardina, Joris Driessen, Lauren Hodgson, Chris Garland and Matthew Johnson


92 Understanding The Aspirations And Perspectives Of Rivercarers In The Mary River Catchment, QLD
Pages 650-660
Tanzi Smith


93 Not Just A Flow Problem: How Does Urbanization Impact On The Sediment Regime Of Streams?
Pages 661-667
Kathryn Russell, Geoff Vietz and Tim Fletcher


94 Reducing sediment loads to the Great Barrier Reef from the O’Connell River, Mackay Whitsunday
Pages 668-672
Chris Dench and Misko Ivezich


95 Building investor confidence in waterway management
Pages 673-676
Martijn Gough, Chris Arnott, Paul Reich, Les Tate and Adam Bester


96 Long-term riparian vegetation monitoring: the Dockers Plains Pastoral Company experience
Pages 677-682
Rick James


97 Are Our Urban Streams On Fire? Using Studies On Fire To Learn About The Urban Stream Syndrome
Pages 683-690
Leah Beesley, Neil Pettit, Daniel Gwinn and Peter Davies


98 The geomorphic role of large instream wood in river avulsions
Pages 691-701
Justin Stout, Ian Rutherfurd and James Grove


99 Waterway management twinning program – using mentoring to motivate, inspire and invest in people
Page 702
Siwan Lovett and Adam Bester


100 Cost sharing and funding allocation approaches used in Victorian riparian management programs
Pages 703-710
Michelle Dickson, Geoff Park, Anna Roberts and David Pannell


101 Securing investment for waterway health – boring but important
Pages 711-725
Les Tate


102 Shaping Water Sensitive Cities – Journey of a River Manager
Page 726
Chris Chesterfield