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Wise Water Ways 2017

Wise Water Ways 2017

Now in its 18th year, Wise Water Ways is a unique practical workshop focussing on the management of Australian rural and urban streams and riparian areas. Held annually in North East Victoria, over 830 individuals from across Australia have completed the 5 day course which provides government staff, consultants, university students, and others with the…
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Vale – Wayne Erskine

Vale – Wayne Erskine

We are very sad to tell you all that Professor Wayne Erskine died suddenly in Darwin recently. Wayne was one of Australia’s most influential fluvial geomorphologists, and a great mentor, colleague and friend to a many of us.  He was a major contributor to stream and river management in Australia.   As an example, we was one…
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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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AGM 2015/16

AGM 2015/16

Our Annual General Meeting for the 2015/16 year is occurring on 27th October. Below are the papers for the evening: Agenda Minutes of previous AGM (17 September 2015) President’s report Treasurer’s report President’s forward outlook for 2016/17

Wetland Ecology Courses

Wetland Ecology Courses

We’ve been hearing fantastic reviews from our members regarding Rakali’s wetland ecology and plant identification courses, run by Damien Cook, Elaine Bayes and a range of other experts. Wetland Plant ID: This course is aimed at anyone interested in wetland plant identification and ecology. The course will run over 3 days between October and March and each day will focus…
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Special General Meeting

Special General Meeting

The RBMS is holding a Special General Meeting on 23rd June 2016 to elect our committee for 2016/17. This short meeting will precede our Melbourne seminar. The agenda is online here. If you cannot make the night but want to arrange a proxy vote please contact us soon.

Rehydrate Australia

Rehydrate Australia

In a new crowd funding twist, The Mulloon Institute are setting aside 10 hectares of floodplain and encouraging Australian’s to buy a virtual water tank and ‘Rehydrate Australia’. Check out and donate to the campaign at https://chuffed.org/project/virtual-water-tanks.

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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