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RBMS to launch in South East Queensland

The River Basin Management Society (RBMS) is very excited to announce the launch of our new Queensland chapter.

We will officially launch our Queensland chapter by hosting a screening of the acclaimed movie DamNation on Thursday 6 November in the upstairs function room of the Ship Inn, Brisbane.  Join us for a drink and tapas overlooking the Brisbane River from 6.30 pm, prior to the screening at 7.15 pm. You can find out more about the event and register to attend here.

Since our establishment in 1986, the RBMS has been an active representative body for professionals working with land, water and natural resource management. We have been most prominent in Victoria over that time and are now very pleased to be expanding our reach into South East Queensland.

Why Queensland?
Traditionally, the RBMS has hosted it’s seminars and reading groups in Melbourne. This is where the majority of our members and committee live and work. Recently, the RBMS committee has decided to look towards expanding outside Victoria. We have been approached by a few of our members in Queensland who are interested in seeing more of the RBMS in their State. At the successful 7th Australian Stream Management Conference, held in Townsville in July, there was enthusiasm for a networking and knowledge sharing industry group in Queensland and we are keen to keep this momentum building. Since then, three of our South East Queensland members have joined the RBMS committee for 2014/15.

What will the Queensland chapter do?

Following the DamNation screening, the RBMS will initially look to host reading groups and seminars in South East Queensland to complement our activities in Victoria. Depending on the level of interest from the industry, this could be expanded to include other events such as fieldtrips, which are run in Victoria on an annual basis. The chapter will be driven by local members to reflect the needs and interests of those in South East Queensland while still operating within the existing objectives and philosophy of the RBMS.

We need your help!
To make our launch a success we would like to have as many attendees as possible from the integrated catchment management industry. In order to do this we are calling upon you, our members and friends, to share this webpage with your colleagues and contacts in Queensland.

For those who are based in South East Queensland, we encourage you to join our mailing list or  become a member of the RBMS so that you can receive invitations to upcoming events. We invite you to get in touch if you have suggestions for the types of events you’d be interested in attending in Queensland or if you’d like to be more actively involved in organising chapter events. We are also interested in any ideas for holding future seminars in South East Queensland. In Melbourne, we are fortunate to have free use of a lecture theatre in a centrally located university. Ideally, we would like to find a similar venue in Brisbane that would allow us to host regular events at a reasonable price for our members.

Thank you for your support

We look forward to engaging with you as we strive to help build a stronger network of natural resource managers in Australia.