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RBMS Supports Waterway Twinning Program


RBMS sponsoring the Waterway Management Twinning Program in 2019

We are pleased to announce that the RBMS will again be funding a scholarship for the Waterway Management Twinning Program.

The scholarship will allow one of our members to join the program as a mentee in 2019.

Scholarship applications are now open and can be submitted via the Waterway Management Twinning Program website.


About the program

The Waterway Management Twinning Program provides mentoring and professional development opportunities for people involved in the management and protection of Victorian waterways. It is a collaboration between the Australian River Restoration Centre and Glenelg Hopkins CMA with support from DELWP.

Throughout the nine-month program mentors will work with their mentees to further develop an existing waterway management project of the mentee. In addition, all participants come together on three occasions throughout the Program for professional development workshops facilitated by Dr Siwan Lovett, Director of the Australian River Restoration Centre.

For further information about the program, please visit the Water Management Twinning Program website


RBMS support for the program

The River Basin Management Society is proud to be an active supporter of the Waterway Management Twinning Program. Our support in 2019 follows two successful years of sponsorship of a mentee position.

In 2017, Lisa Duncan, then of Goulburn-Broken CMA undertook the project ‘Native fish improvement in Barmah Forest’ reviewing current water management strategies and 10 years of monitoring data in Barmah Forest to better understand distribution, abundance and habitat preferences and identify new options for management and monitoring of native fish in The Living Murray Icon Site Barmah-Millewa Forest.

You can read more about Lisa’s reflections on the program to date here.

In 2018, Kira Woods of Alluvium consulting group teams up with mentor  Sarah Ning of Murray-Darling Wetlands Working Group to look at the application of new survey technologies to e-flows.