The SEQ Branch of the River Basin Management Society is pleased to invite you to a reading group on the 21st of October. Our reading groups are held bi-monthly and involve getting together over a morning coffee or afternoon drink to discuss an interesting, topical, controversial or informative topic.
We invite you to join us to discuss a paper published earlier this year on the role of engagement in successful restoration projects. A summary of the paper is below (link to pdf here). This time we will meet in the afternoon in South Bank at the Charming Squire on Grey Street.
Meaningful public participation and open communication when delivering catchment restoration programs are vital in ensuring the success of a project, but as this paper explores, spatial and temporal variables can influence how successful a restoration project can be. Using a large scale restoration project in the US, this paper discusses a number of important social dimensions that should be considered when implementing restoration projects.
It would be great to hear from our members and anyone new who would like to attend about their experiences in engaging the myriad of stakeholders that can be involved when implementing catchment related programs.