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October 2015

Brisbane Reading Group – Engaging for restoration success

21/10/2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Charming Squire,
3/133 Grey St
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia

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…

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Wise Water Ways Workshop

26/10/2015 - 30/10/2015
George Kerferd Hotel,
Beechworth, Victoria Australia

The Wise Water Ways Workshop provides a comprehensive overview of stream rehabilitation and management principles and practices. The five day workshop offers 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. Many of the workshop speakers present new research findings and developments, and offer their first hand experience in stream management. Each year, the Wise Water Ways Committee invites specialist researchers in water quality,…

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November 2015

Geelong Reading Group – Engaging for restoration success

12/11/2015 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Little Creatures Geelong,
cnr fyans & swanston st
South Geelong, Victoria 3220 Australia
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RBMS Reading Group - now in Geelong! The River Basin Management Society is pleased to invite you to the inaugural RBMS Geelong reading group on the afternoon of Thursday 12th November. The plan for this and future Geelong reading groups is to have a relaxed discussion about an interesting, topical, controversial or informative topic over a beverage or two. We invite you to join us to discuss a paper published earlier this year on the role of engagement in successful restoration…

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RBMS SEQ Fieldtrip: Waterway management in the Upper Brisbane River catchment

24/11/2015 @ 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Expoloring waterway management issues in the Upper Brisbane River catchment Join scientists and waterway managers on a tour of the Upper Brisbane River catchment to explore some of the issues and options for management in the region. The catchment is the primary water supply catchment for south east Queenslandand it supports a wide range of industries, including grazing and horticulture enterprises; resource extraction, such as sand and gravel mining and tourism. The current health of the rivers and creeks of the Upper…

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December 2015

RBMS Melbourne Seminar – 2015 Awards Night winners

03/12/2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Theatre 2 – Basement,
221 Bouverie St
Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

 RBMS Melbourne seminar 2015 Awards Night winners The River Basin Management Society committee invites you to join us at the final seminar of the year and hear  from three of the winning projects from this year's Awards Night. We are delighted to welcome speakers from three award winning river basin management projects: Anna Parker from the North Central CMA will present on the Flood Enhancement of Gunbower Forest - Hipwell Road Package of Works. This $13.5 mil project involved the…

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Melbourne Reading Group – Emerging direction for the Victorian Water Plan: Waterways and Catchments

10/12/2015 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Manchester Press,
8 Rankins Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Kate Berg and Liz Johnston from the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP) will lead a group discussion on the Water Plan. This will be an ideal opportunity to get an update on the emerging direction and provide your feedback before the draft plan is released for review in early 2016. Please note attendee numbers are capped for this event so register as early as possible via Eventbrite.

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Geelong Reading Group – Adaptive management: from more talk to real action

10/12/2015 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Little Creatures Geelong,
cnr fyans & swanston st
South Geelong, Victoria 3220 Australia
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RBMS Reading Group - now in Geelong! The River Basin Management Society is pleased to invite you to the next RBMS Geelong reading group on the afternoon of Thursday 10th December. The reading groups are a chance to have a relaxed discussion about an interesting, topical, controversial or informative topic over a beverage or two. We invite you to join us to discuss the paper Adaptive Management: From More Talk to Real Action (link to pdf here). Our venue will be Little Creatures Geelong…

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January 2016

January Geelong Reading Group – Responding to drought and bushfire in riverine ecosystems

14/01/2016 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Little Creatures Geelong,
cnr fyans & swanston st
South Geelong, Victoria 3220 Australia
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RBMS Reading Group Geelong The River Basin Management Society is pleased to invite you to the next Geelong reading group on the afternoon of Thursday 14th January 2016. The reading groups are a chance to have a relaxed discussion about an interesting, topical, controversial or informative topic over a beverage or two - come along and let us help ease your brain back into gear in the New Year! We will be discussing the recent paper Ecological effects of extreme climatic…

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RBMS Brisbane Seminar – Communicating a wetter way of life

20/01/2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Wickham – Upstairs,
308 Wickham Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia
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  RBMS Brisbane seminar   Communicating a Wetter Way of Life     The River Basin Management Society is pleased to host this special seminar exploring how Healthy Waterways messaging has evolved over 2015. Join us for an interesting evening with our guest presenter, Dave Logan, and new and familiar faces from the industry and community. Drinks and nibbles will be served from 5.30pm. The seminar will commence at 6 pm     Dave will share stories on how reframing and…

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February 2016

Great Barrier Reef Water Science Taskforce Interim Report feedback

02/02/2016 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Shingle Inn,
Brisbane Square, George St
Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia
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The Great Barrier Reef Water Science Taskforce feeback The Great Barrier Reef Water Science Taskforce is seeking feedback on its Interim Report which sets out initial recommendations to the Queensland Government on how to deliver substantial reef water quality improvements. The River Basin Management Society (RBMS) would like to make a submission on behalf of its members. To gather feedback from our members the RBMS would like to host a reading group in Brisbane on the 2nd of Febraury. The…

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February Geelong Reading Group – new National Standards for Ecological Restoration

18/02/2016 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Little Creatures Geelong,
cnr fyans & swanston st
South Geelong, Victoria 3220 Australia
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RBMS Reading Group Geelong The River Basin Management Society is pleased to invite you to the next Geelong reading group on the afternoon of Thursday 18th February 2016. The reading groups are a chance to have a relaxed discussion about an interesting, topical, controversial or informative topic over a beverage or two.  We will be using the brand new National Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration in Australia to kick start a conversation on ecological restoration, asking questions such as: What…

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March 2016

Melbourne Seminar – Lost Rivers screening

03/03/2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Theatre 2 – Basement,
221 Bouverie St
Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia
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The River Basin Management Society committee invites you to join us for the first seminar of 2016, a screening of the documentary Lost Rivers ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY: Once upon a time, in almost every industrial city, countless rivers flowed. We built houses along their banks. Our roads hugged their curves. And their currents fed our mills and factories. But as cities grew, we polluted rivers so much that they became conduits for deadly waterborne diseases like cholera, which was 19th…

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April 2016

RBMS Brisbane – Lost Rivers screening

05/04/2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Ship Inn – Upstairs,
Sidon Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU

 RBMS Brisbane seminar Lost Rivers screening The River Basin Management Society committee invites you to join us for a special screening of the documentary Lost Rivers  ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY: Once upon a time, in almost every industrial city, countless rivers flowed. We built houses along their banks. Our roads hugged their curves. And their currents fed our mills and factories. But as cities grew, we polluted rivers so much that they became conduits for deadly waterborne diseases like cholera, which…

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April Geelong Reading Group – Process-based Principles for Restoring River Ecosystems

14/04/2016 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Little Creatures Geelong Brewery,
Cnr Fyans St & Swanston St
South Geelong, Vic 3220 AU
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RBMS Reading Group Geelong The River Basin Management Society is pleased to invite you to the next Geelong reading group on the afternoon of Thursday 14th April 2016. The reading groups are a chance to have a relaxed discussion about an interesting, topical, controversial or informative topic over a beverage or two.  We will be using the paper Process-based Principles for Restoring River Ecosystems to kick start a conversation on how to best avoid common river restoration pitfalls. We'll discuss how to…

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RBMS Melbourne – Workshop – Response to Water for Victoria Discussion Paper

18/04/2016 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Ross House Association,
Room 1.1, Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Please join the RBMS for a workshop to discuss our response to the Water for Victoria Discussion Paper. This workshop follows the Water Plan Update discussed at our Melbourne Reading Group in December 2015. Liz Johnston and Kate Berg from DELWP will be joining us again to provide some context and answer questions. Please note we have a new venue for this event and attendance is capped to 16 RBMS members (first in basis). WHEN: Monday, 18 April 2016 from 7:30 AM…

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RBMS Melbourne Seminar – Irrigation in Northern Victoria: Past reflections and future directions

21/04/2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Theatre 2 – Basement,
221 Bouverie St
Carlton, VIC 3053 AU
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 RBMS Melbourne seminar Irrigation in Northern Victoria: Past reflections and future directions The River Basin Management Society committee invites you to join the discussion on past and future challenges and opportunities for irrigation in Northern Victoria and its relationship with river basin management Two renowned leaders in the field, George Warne and John Pettigrew, will share reflections based on many years of experience and involvement working in the area and offer their thoughts on the future of irrigation in Northern Victoria.…

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June 2016

Melbourne Seminar – What have we done to our small urban streams?

23/06/2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Theatre 2; Basement,
221 Bouverie St
Carlton, VIC 3053
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Long-hidden small urban streams are now part of Australia's re-imagination of urban infrastructure and environments. Following the RBMS screening of Lost Rivers earlier this year, this seminar will take a closer look at current research into the history and future of Melbourne's small urban streams. Marcus Lancaster, Graduate Researcher in Landscape Architecture, is studying the history of urban watercourses, using Melbourne as a case study. Marcus will outline his current research on how Melbourne’s urban watercourses have evolved through a…

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July 2016

Brisbane Seminar – Source water catchment management in SEQ

05/07/2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Wickham – Upstairs,
308 Wickham Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia
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Source water catchment management in SEQ The River Basin Management Society is pleased to host this special seminar exploring the importance of source water catchment management to improve water quality in our water supply catchment. Join us for an interesting evening with our guest presenters, Cameron Wearing and Andrew Watkinson, and new and familiar faces from the industry and community. Drinks and nibbles will be served from 5.30pm. The seminar will commence at 6 pm. Cameron Wearing  is a Principal Policy…

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August 2016

Brisbane Reading Group – Modelling our catchments: A historical American perspective on physical modelling

18/08/2016 @ 7:30 am - 8:25 am

Modelling our catchments: A historical American perspective on physical modelling “When I start a new project, I go and I rent a kayak and I float the river…because I want to touch the river. I want to see the things I’m not seeing so that when I get back and set up my model, I understand how the world works.” Instead of a reading group this catch up will revolve around a recently aired episode of the Podcast 99% Invisible…

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September 2016

RBMS Brisbane Seminar – Costing water quality management for the Great Barrier Reef

12/09/2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Alliance Hotel – Upstairs,
320 Boundary StreetSpring Hill Queensland 4000 AU
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RBMS Brisbane seminar  Cost of achieving the water quality targets for the Great Barrier Reef The River Basin Management Society is pleased to host this special seminar discussing the recently released ‘Costs of achieving the water quality targets for the Great Barrier Reef’ report. The report was released in conjunction with the Great Barrier Reef Water Science Taskforceand was funded and managed by the Office of the Great Barrier Reef within the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Join us…

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RBMS Melbourne Reading Group – Are we talking a load of carp?

15/09/2016 @ 7:15 am - 8:30 am
Ross House Association,
Room 1.1, Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Invasion. It's a word often used in Australia to influence popular and political opinion. So why has carp gone from a maligned invasive specie to public enemy number one in waterway health? Why are Barnaby Joyce and Christopher Pyne throwing support behind it's eradication? And why has the Australian Conservation Foundation welcomed the announcement of funding to prepare for the release of a carp-specific herpes virus in the Murray-Darling Basin? Please join us for an informal discussion over the limited information made publically available on the…

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October 2016

Melbourne Seminar – The Hawkesbury River: A Social & Natural History (plus AGM)

27/10/2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Theatre 2 – Basement,
221 Bouverie St
Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia
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The Hawkesbury River: A Social & Natural History (Paul Boon) The River Basin Management Society committee invites you to a sneak peak of the long awaited book, "The Hawkesbury River: A Social & Natural History" by Professor Paul Boon. A short Annual General Meeting of the RBMS will precede the seminar.   "The Hawkesbury River: A Social & Natural History" will be published in April 2017 by CSIRO Publishing Australia, this representing a nine-year gestation period between the book being…

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November 2016

Brisbane Reading Group – 2016 Healthy Waterways and Catchments Report Card

23/11/2016 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Jak and Hill,
40 Astor Terrace
Spring Hill, QLD 4000 AU

Discussion on the 2016 Healthy Waterways and Catchments Report Card Please join us for a conversation with Dr Emily Saeck, Senior Scientist with Health Waterways and Catchments, to discuss the results of the 2016 Report Card. The Report Card provides an annual assessment of the pressures facing our waterways, their current environmental condition (A-F grade), and the level of social and economic benefit the waterways provide to local communities (1-5 star rating). This is the second year of the newly…

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RBMS 30th Birthday Party

25/11/2016 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Riverland Bar,
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The RBMS is turning 30 and we'd love you to come and celebrate three decades of integrated catchment management with us. We'll be hosting a private birthday party on Friday November 25th, at Riverland Bar on the banks of the Yarra. We'll be awarding a special lifetime membership award and drinks, delicious snacks and birthday cake (of course!) will be on offer. Tickets numbers will be limited - so make sure you get in quick! Tickets available at http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/rbms-30th-birthday-party-tickets-28543940695. Key ticketing…

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February 2017

Melbourne Reading Group – Port Phillip Bay Environmental Management Plan 2017-2027

07/02/2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Ross House Association,
247 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Port Phillip Bay - It's an icon of Melbourne and much loved by Victorian's. The health of Port Phillip Bay is generally good, but Melbourne’s growth, the demands of Victoria’s economy and the pressures of climate change are set to impact on the health of the Bay unless they are managed. To respond to these pressures the Victorian Government have recently released a draft plan to help achieve the best long term health outcomes for the Bay. The Environmental Management Plan (http://haveyoursay.delwp.vic.gov.au/healthofthebay)…

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March 2017

Melbourne Seminar – Aboriginal Water

01/03/2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ross House: Hayden Raysmith Room,
247 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Please note, event attendance is capped at 80 and registrations will not be available on the door. Join us for an evening of stories relating to Aboriginal water. A valuable field of natural resource management, Indigenous water management is a topic that's not well understood within our broader industry. Will Mooney (EO, Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations), Damein Bell (CEO, Gunditj Mirring Native Title group and independent Chair of the National Cultural Flows Research Project) and Alanna Maguire (National Cultural Flows Research Project) will be sharing…

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May 2017

RBMS Northern NSW Seminar: ‘The Big Flood: will it happen again?’

02/05/2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Bowlo Bangalow,
21 Byron Bay RoadBangalow New South Wales 2479 AU
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What did we learn from the Lockyer Valley 2011 flood? Lessons and Opportunities from the Big Flood project The River Basin Management Society is pleased to host this seminar with Associate Professor Jacky Croke in Northern NSW. After recent major flooding in the Northern Rivers region Jacky will share her findings from the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project in the Lockyer Valley entitled ‘The Big Flood: will it happen again?’ Six years ago on the 11th of January 2011…

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RBMS SEQ Fieldtrip: Waterway management in the Gold Coast/Logan region

09/05/2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The River Basin Management Society invites you on a field trip to explore waterway management issues and restoration works in the Gold Coast/Logan region   Overview of the field trip Join scientists and waterway managers on a tour of the Gold Coast/Logan region to explore some of the issues and visit some great examples of restoration works in the region. The waterways of the Gold Coast/Logan region are important to the health of Moreton Bay and have high socio-economical values…

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July 2017

RBMS Melbourne Seminar – Liveability

05/07/2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ross House: Hayden Raysmith Room,
247 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Liveability reflects the wellbeing of a community and the many characteristics that make a location a place where people want to live now and in the future. A liveable city or region meets the basic social, environmental and economic needs of its people. It also addresses community values and preferences for amenity, wellbeing and a sense of place. The long-term interests of the community and future generations are central to the decisions we make in meeting the challenges of population…

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August 2017

RBMS Melbourne Seminar – National Carp Control Plan

03/08/2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Theatre 2 – Basement,
221 Bouverie St
Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia
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The Australian Government has allocated $15 million towards a National Carp Control Plan, supporting further scientific research, planning, community engagement and communications around the proposed release of carp herpesvirus in the coming years. Last year, RBMS members came together in Melbourne for a reading group to discuss some of the information available on the plan. If there is one topic that binds Australians together, it is the blight of carp on our waterways. This seminar will provide an update on the…

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Melbourne Reading Group – Environmental Flows Inquiry

17/08/2017 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Ross House Association – Mezzanine Room 1 (Sue Healy Room),
247 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Environmental water reading group and parliamentary inquiry submission The RBMS has been invited to make a submission to the current parliamentary inquiry into the Management, Governance and Use of Environmental Water. We would like to invite you to participate in a morning discussion session to help inform our response. The reading group will be held at Ross House with Dukes Coffee Roasters right next door – feel free to grab a coffee and some breakfast to have over the discussion.…

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Environmental Watering Fieldtrip – Northern Victoria

24/08/2017 @ 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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The River Basin Management Society invites you on a field trip to explore environmental watering of the Goulburn River. The RBMS, in partnership with the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority, are hosting an 'environmental watering science and management' themed field trip along the Goulburn River. Facilitated by a handful of experts in their field, the field trip will focus on water delivery, irrigation modernisation and environmental flows. A detailed agenda is available here. The field trip fee includes transport to and from…

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September 2017

RBMS Annual General Meeting and Melbourne Pub Night

13/09/2017 @ 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Garden State Hotel,
101 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The RBMS invites you to attend our Annual General Meeting. This year the RBMS team in Melbourne will be getting together over a drink or two at the Garden State Hotel (http://gardenstatehotel.com.au/drink/) for the meeting. If you are in the area, call by to catch up with old colleagues or use the opportunity to meet someone new in the industry. If you are based outside of Melbourne but would like to take part in the AGM, please register your interest using…

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March 2018

Melbourne Reading Group – Basin Plan Amendments

08/03/2018 @ 7:45 am - 8:45 am
Foyer,
8 Nicholson St
East Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Melbourne Reading Group - Basin Plan amendments The RBMS invites you to the first Victorian reading group of 2018; on the recent Senate vote to disallow a proposed Murray-Darling Basin Plan amendment in the Northern Basin. The disallowance of this amendment, which proposed to increase the allowable water diversions for agriculture in the northern basin, has led to negative responses from both the NSW and Victorian Water Ministers. At the time of writing this, there is significant uncertainty around the…

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May 2018

RBMS Melbourne Seminar – What we’re learning: Healthy Waterways Strategy & Yarra Strategic Plan

03/05/2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ross House Association,
247 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Join us for the RBMS Melbourne Seminar - What we're learning: Healthy Waterway Strategy & Yarra Strategic Plan Speakers: Rachel Lopes (Engagement Lead - Healthy Waterways Strategy) & Grant Fenton (Principal - Communication & Engagement - Yarra Strategic Plan), Melbourne Water Rachel will discuss the highlights and lowlights of refreshing the Healthy Waterway Strategy, focusing on the co-design process and community engagement methods used. Grant will highlight the work done to date on the Yarra Strategic Plan, including the community…

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July 2018

Melbourne RBMS Seminar – Tales from the catchments: Development opportunities in river health

19/07/2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ross House Association,
247 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Join us for the RBMS Melbourne Seminar - Tales from the catchments: Development opportunities in river health Bill Moulden (Melbourne Water), Lisa Duncan & Jarod Lyon (Waterway Management Twinning Program), Ian Rutherfurd (University of Melbourne) will reflect on their involvement and participation in professional development opportunities in river health in Victoria.   Bill Moulden - On Secondment to Wurundjeri Land Council as a Water Policy Advisor Bill’s scientific expertise is in vegetation and hydrology. He has been working in the field of environmental water…

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August 2018

9th Australian Stream Management Conference (9ASM)

12/08/2018 @ 5:00 pm - 15/08/2018 @ 4:00 pm

Organised by the River Basin Management Society, the Conference brings together researchers, policy makers, consultants and practitioners dedicated to investigating and managing stream ecosystems and their catchments in Australia. The biennial conference is distinguished in Australia with more than 150 delegates attending and many contributing to the Conference Proceedings with full papers. At each conference we look forward to sharing knowledge, presenting evidence of better practice and raising new approaches in stream management. Visit www.9asm.org.au for more information on how to participate…

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September 2018

RBMS Annual General Meeting and Social Evening

05/09/2018 @ 5:40 pm - 8:00 pm
Ross House Association,
Room 1.1, Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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The RBMS invites you to attend our Annual General Meeting and Social Evening on Wednesday 5th September 2018. The official proceedings of the AGM will start promptly at 5:40 pm at Ross House on Flinders Lane. Following this part of the meeting, we will adjourn to a nearby establishment for beverages and LOLs. The agenda is attached here and minutes from the previous AGM here. For those unfortunately unable to attend this night of revenue revelry, presidential prowess and a good ol' chin wag…

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October 2018

RBMS Melbourne Seminar – Fish Passage: Where have we come from? Where are we going? and How do we get it done?

25/10/2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ross House: Hayden Raysmith Room,
247 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Come along to the October RBMS Seminar and increase your Connectivity to Fish Passage Guest speakers from ARI and Melbourne Water will present on the history of fish passage in Australia, improvements to the design process for fishways, and the influence of environmental flows on fish passage. More details to flow! mwp121212.01 -Dights falls weir and fishway completion.

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November 2018

RBMS TRIVIA

22/11/2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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RBMS TRIVIA Thursday 22nd November 6:30pm – 8:30pm MAIL EXCHANGE HOTEL, MELBOURNE (corner Bourke & Swanston Sts) Food & drink available at bar prices View the bar menu: https://mailexchangehotel.com.au/download/bistro.pdf ) Teams of 6. Tickets $20 each. Limited tickets available through Eventbrite. Free drink for RBMS members. Any funds raised will go towards future RBMS knowledge sharing events. All your trivia favourites (general knowledge, music, current affairs, sport, that random round devoid of skill that anyone could win) with a river management…

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Brisbane RBMS Seminar – Highlights from 9ASM and the QLD Streambank, In-channel and Riparian Rehabilitation Guidelines

28/11/2018 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Alliance Hotel – Upstairs,
320 Boundary StreetSpring Hill Queensland 4000 AU
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Join us for a special RBMS Seminar in Brisbane. During the first half of the seminar we will hear a range of talks which were highlights of the recent 9th Australian Stream Management Conference which was held in Hobart in August. Following drinks and nibbles we will then hear from Mick Cheetham who will be talking about the new Queensland Riparian Management Guidelines. The Guidelines cover the principles of streambank, riparian and in-channel rehabilitation and restoration, including stream classification, restoration…

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December 2018

Highlights of 9ASM on the Murray – Wodonga

11/12/2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
La Trobe University, Wodonga – Main Lecture Theatre,
133 McKoy Street
Wodonga, Vic Australia
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The River Basin Management Society (RBMS) and local partners are proud to present Highlights of 9ASM on the Murray. The 9th Australian Stream Management Conference (9ASM) was held in Hobart earlier this year. It featured over 100 presentations from researchers, students, and practitioners dedicated to investigating and managing stream ecosystems and catchments throughout Australia. Highlights of 9ASM on the Murray will feature a selection of local presenters and local topics, focussed around the Murray River and this part of its…

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February 2019

Getting Real Time for Integrated Catchment Management

February 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ross House: Hayden Raysmith Room,
247 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Calling all thinkers, researchers, modellers, designers, experimenters, technologists, futurists and cynics! How could the use of real-time information transform the management of Melbourne's streams and their catchments? Drawing on collective insights, we will explore how real-time information can be used to protect or improve the values provided by Melbourne's waterways.   Registration: Free for RBMS members. $10 for guests (payment via Eventbrite only) Attendees must register beforehand.

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March 2019

RBMS @ The Movies – A River’s Last Chance – A story of salmon, timber, weed and wine along California’s mighty Eel River

March 27 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
The Backlot Studios,
65 Haig Street,
Southbank , Victoria 3006 Australia
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The Eel River in Northern California is arguably the best opportunity for wild salmon recovery on the entire west coast of the USA. The river and salmon have weathered decades of over fishing, abusive logging, catastrophic floods, droughts and a hydro power dam that diverts water out of the basin. Today the Eel’s recovering wild salmon compete for water with the region’s underground multi-billion dollar cannabis economy and the multi-billion dollar wine industries of Sonoma and Mendocino. This film is…

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May 2019

NRM on the Border Seminar Series: Rivers of Gold – The legacy of historical mining on our rivers

May 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The NRM on the Border seminar series is proud to present Rivers of Gold: The legacy of historical mining on our rivers. During the nineteenth century the gold-mining industry deposited large quantities of soil in rivers across South Eastern Australia. What happened to the rivers as a result? How much soil was moved? Where is it now? Do the mine sediments contain contaminants that might be dangerous to people, plants and animals? Mining has led to extensive and long-lasting changes…

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Highlights of 9ASM – SYDNEY

May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The River Basin Management Society (RBMS) and local partners are proud to present the Highlights of 9ASM in Sydney. The 9th Australian Stream Management Conference (9ASM) was held in Hobart in August, 2018. It featured over 100 presentations from researchers, students, and practitioners dedicated to investigating and managing stream ecosystems and catchments throughout Australia. The Highlights of 9ASM seminar in Sydney will be an opportunity to hear a handful of presentations that were delivered at the conference by local presenters. You are…

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Brisbane RBMS Seminar – Highlights from the 2019 Australian and New Zealand Geomorphology Conference

May 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Upstairs at the Alliance Hotel,
320 Boundary St
Spring Hill, Queensland 4000 Australia
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Brisbane RBMS Seminar – Highlights from the 2019 Australian and New Zealand Geomorphology Conference. Join us for a special RBMS Seminar in Brisbane. Upstairs at the Alliance Hotel Wednesday, 29th May, 2019 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM The 2019 ANZGG Geomorphology conference was held in January in Inverloch, Victoria. It was a well-attended meeting and consisted of a number of excellent talks across a diverse range of topics, including linkages to a number of other river management disciplines. There were a number of excellent…

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June 2019

Special General Meeting

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Ross House Association,
247 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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The 2019/20 committee will be formalised at a short Special General Meeting which will be held at Ross House in Melbourne and via video-link on Thursday the 20 June 2019 at 6pm. An election ballot will take place for committee positions with more than one nomination. Nominations for committee positions are open until 6pm Thursday 6 June 2019 - please submit your nomination here. You can choose to attend in person or via video-link. Please RSVP here, or by sending an email to…

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August 2019

From disaster to recovery: Rehabilitating a community and their urban creek after a catastrophic pollution event

August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ross House: Hayden Raysmith Room,
247 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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ABC news - fire incident

On 30 August 2018, an industrial warehouse near West Footscray that was housing unregistered toxic chemical waste caught fire and burned for two weeks. Firewater runoff washed into Stony Creek – a highly valued urban waterway that flows through Melbourne’s western suburbs to the Yarra River – causing large scale devastation and contamination to a five kilometre reach of the popular creek. The contamination resulted in a significant loss of plant and animal life, and for several days afterwards, the…

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October 2019

Brisbane RBMS Seminar – The environmental, social and economic values of urban waterways

October 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Alliance Hotel – Upstairs,
320 Boundary StreetSpring Hill Queensland 4000 AU
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Join us for a special RBMS Seminar in Brisbane. Upstairs at the Alliance Hotel Monday, 14th October, 2019 from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Please join the south east Queensland chapter of the River Basin Management Society for this special seminar focussed on urban waterways. The seminar includes four diverse speakers sharing their research and thoughts on the condition, values and opportunities provided by urban waterways and how we can use this information to inform improved management. Program 4:30 pm…

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