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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.

VCMC and CMA Board Appointments 2015

VCMC and CMA Board Appointments 2015

The Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water is inviting people with relevant experience and knowledge to express an interest in appointment to the Victorian Catchment Management Council (VCMC) and Victoria’s 10 catchment management authority (CMA) boards. The positions of the VCMC Chair and up to eight members of the VCMC will be available for…
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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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2015 Conference of the Institute of Foresters

2015 Conference of the Institute of Foresters

Do you have something to say to the forestry profession in Australia and New Zealand about forest management, fire management or landscape level decision making? Would you like to make a contribution to discussions about the role of forests and foresters in international development, catchment management or innovation and certification in forest products and supply…
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RBMS to launch in South East Queensland

RBMS to launch in South East Queensland

The River Basin Management Society (RBMS) is very excited to announce the launch of our new Queensland chapter. We will officially launch our Queensland chapter by hosting a screening of the acclaimed movie DamNation on Thursday 6 November in the upstairs function room of the Ship Inn, Brisbane.  Join us for a drink and tapas overlooking the Brisbane…
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2014/15 RBMS Committee

The RBMS  2014/15 committee selection has just been finalised. We are very excited to welcome six new committee members, three of which who are leading our expansion into South East Queensland: Misko Ivezich (Alluvium), Julian O’Mara (SEQ Catchments), Fiona Gilbert (BMTWBM), Myles Coker (GHD), Alison Miller (Water Technology) and Ashley Roberts (GHD). Sadly, we also have three committee members leaving us: Geoff Vietz,…
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