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Rescheduled meeting to announce committee for 2014/15

On Thursday 2 October 2014 at 6.30 pm a Special General Meeting (SGM) will be reconvened via teleconference to announce the new RBMS committee for 2014/15. This follows a Special General Meeting held on Tuesday 30 September 2014 where quorum was not achieved. If you would like to dial in please contact info@rbms.com.au for further details.

Want to get involved?

Want to get involved?

As our financial year comes to an end the RBMS are on the hunt for committee members in 2014/15. We’re after people with energy, experience and expertise in the land, water and natural resource management industry. Read more about the requirements or register your interest here. Be quick, nominations close at 5 pm on Friday 26 September 2014!

Sharing views, sharing benefits

Sharing views, sharing benefits

The RBMS were amongst a diverse range of stakeholders sharing their views at today’s Victorian Environmental Water Matters forum. This, the second such forum held by the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH), explored opportunities for maximizing shared benefits of environmental water deliveries. Armed with feedback canvassed from our members, Jesse Barrett (President) and Mark Stacey…
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Wise Water Ways Workshop 2014

Wise Water Ways Workshop 2014

Registrations are now open for the 2014 Wise Water Ways Workshop, held in Beechworth from 27 – 31 October 2014. Wise Water Ways 2014 offers waterways practitioners the opportunity to gather, discuss and learn from a wide range of Australian waterways experts, researchers and managers. Topics covered are stream rehabilitation concepts, stream assessment techniques, fish habitat, stream ecology, catchment…
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Launch of ASM Proceedings

Launch of ASM Proceedings

The RBMS is very pleased to announce its launch of online Australian Stream Management (ASM) conference proceedings. We now host over 650 papers from the first to seventh ASM conferences. The RBMS website is the only complete library for ASM papers. Ever since the first ASM was held in 1999, these ASM conferences have become an important event for the integrated…
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Draft Victorian Floodplain Management Strategy

Draft Victorian Floodplain Management Strategy

The Victorian Government has released the Draft Victorian Floodplain Management Strategy . The aim of the draft strategy is to better prepare Victoria for severe flooding by enabling communities and relevant agencies to undertake informed management actions.  The proposed polices, actions and accountability’s are expected to set the policy direction for floodplain management in Victoria over the…
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Edition 2 of FLOWS method

Edition 2 of FLOWS method

The FLOWS method is Victoria’s scientific and transparent approach to assessing flow requirements for freshwater reaches of river systems. The method was first released in 2002 and since that time has underpinned the development of flow recommendations across the State. The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) has recently completed an update of the…
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AWA Seminar – Catchment management for water quality

Tuesday 15 July 2014 – Melbourne The Australian Water Association’s Victorian Branch and Catchment Management Specialist Network has organised this seminar to build linkages between all parties with responsibilities for improving catchment management. Many agencies undertake proactive management strategies to improve the quality of catchments but are there ways to achieve efficiency of effort and…
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Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014

Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014

The 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours list was announced on Monday 9 June. We congratulate the following recipients for their exceptional contribution to catchment management, and are especially pleased to see RBMS-regular Professor Sam Lake awarded the AO. Officer (AO) in the General Division Emeritus Professor Philip Spencer (Sam) Lake AO – For distinguished service to conservation…
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