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Wise Water Ways Workshop 2013

Wise Water Ways Workshop 2013

Registrations are now open for the 2013 Wise Water Ways Workshop, held in Wangaratta from 28 October – 1 November 2013. Wise Water Ways Workshops offer new and current waterways practitioners the opportunity to gather, discuss and learn from a wide range of Australian and overseas waterways experts, researchers and managers. Each year, the Wise Water Ways…
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Proposed ‘water trigger’ amendment to EPBC Act

Proposed ‘water trigger’ amendment to EPBC Act

An amendment to Australia’s national environment law, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) has recently been introduced into Federal Parliament. The amendment provides that water resources are a matter of national environmental significance in relation to coal seam gas and large coal mining development. This means that such development will now…
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Melbourne launch of “Cultural Flows” films

Melbourne launch of “Cultural Flows” films

In the lead up to NAIDOC week, Traditional Owners from both sides of the Murray River will travel to Melbourne to showcase two new films that highlight the importance issue of Indigenous water rights. Indigenous leaders from the Mutthi Mutthi and Wadi Wadi Nations will launch the Cultural Flows films: two new 25-minute documentaries that explore Indigenous…
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A New RBMS Website

A New RBMS Website

Welcome to our new website! Out with the old and in with the new! A more functional public portal for the RBMS that enables you to view more and do more, particularly for members with privileged access to some special functions. Our new website provides us with the tools to more effectively engage with our…
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Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Queen’s Birthday Honours List

The latest Queen’s Birthday Honours list has been annouced. We congratulate all recipients and especially those involved in catchment management: Peter Harris AO, former DEPI Secretary and former Commissioner of Murray Darling Basin Authority Mary Salce AO, founder and President of the Gippsland Women’s Network, former Board Member of West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority and…
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March RBMS update

March RBMS update

Do you think your work is hitting the mark and deserves recognition? If so keep in mind the upcoming RBMS Industry Awards Night, in late August 2013 in Melbourne. It should be a great night. Stay tuned for more details. As for current activities the year is well underway and the RBMS has had some…
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Peter Cullen Trust Leadership Program

If your passionate about water and the environment and looking for a challenge then go no further than the Science to Policy Leadership Program, commencing in September 2013. Applications are now open through the Peter Cullen Trust website: http://www.petercullentrust.com.au/programs-1/2012-leadership-program.

Victorian Waterway Management Strategy submissions

Victorian Waterway Management Strategy submissions

The Victorian Waterway Management Strategy has been through a six-week public consultation period during which 21 information sessions were held by the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE), including an initial seminar for the RBMS in October 2012. DSE received a total of 75 submissions and has now added a Community Feedback document that summarises the feedback they received. The RBMS provided…
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Monitoring and Evaluation of Environmental Water Network

Following on from a successful workshop in Canberra late last year the Monitoring and Evaluation of Environmental Water Network has been developed. The M&E Network connects environmental water practitioners, consultants, and researchers across the country to share past experiences and promote a cooperative approach to monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of environmental water. Their mission is to form…
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VEWH watering update

The Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) has released their Watering Update that is now available online here. You can subscribe to receive these updates.