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2013/14 RBMS Committee

2013/14 RBMS Committee

The RBMS  2013/14 committee selection has recently been finalised. We would like to firstly welcome in our four new committee members: Dan Borg (Melbourne Water), Jarod Lyon (ARI), Les Tate (DEPI) and Josh Hale (SKM). Sadly, we also have three committee members leaving us: Jo Andrews, Edwina Manifold and Geoff Denans. Jo has been a…
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7ASM abstracts submission

The 7th Australian Stream Management Conference – ‘Catchment to Coast’ – will be held in Townsville in July 2014. Abstracts for the conference are due by October 7th – that’s less than three weeks time! Head over to the event webpage at http://7asm.org.au to find out more.

Calling all river photographers!

Calling all river photographers!

Environment Victoria is calling for river photographs to include in their exciting new project Our Rivers Our Lifeblood.  The project has researched important information about Victoria’s rivers, including catchment features, values and condition, major water users, key threats and conservation priorities and ways to achieve them. Now Environment Victoria is creating an innovative web-based atlas…
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Awards winners and finalists

Awards winners and finalists

You can now read about the winners and finalists from our inaugural Awards Night. You can read the details for each individual award or read the summary of winners and finalists.

Tribute to Hubert Miller

Tribute to Hubert Miller

Hubert Henry Maudsley Miller OAM   2.8.1932 – 7.8.2013   Hubert was a unique, loveable, highly respected ‘legend’ who achieved an enormous amount for river management and integrated/whole of catchment management. He was instrumental in the establishment of Landcare and inter-disciplinary/interagency approaches to managing our land, water and vegetation on a sustainable basis. I was…
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Jane Doolan farewells DEPI

Jane Doolan farewells DEPI

Dr Jane Doolan recently stepped aside from her position as Deputy Secretary Water of the Department of Environment and Primary Industries, ending an illustrious 26 year career with the public service. Jane has spent the last two decades driving key policy initiatives in river health, environmental water allocations and catchment management, both at the state…
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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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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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