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 construction of five refurbished regulator and one new regulator to enable the delivery of water to lower forest wetlands from the Murray River and Gunbower Creek. The project officially opened in August 2014 and can facilitate the watering of up to 4,000 ha of wetland and floodplain to restore the diversity of Gunbower’s aquatic and wetland plant communities and provide important feeding and breeding habitat for native fauna.
Russell Wealands will share the story of Y Water Discovery Centre at Yea Wetlands. Y Water was built with the dedication and tenacity of a small group of community volunteers, who saw the potential for the neglected and partly grazed Yea Wetlands to be transformed into a regional eco-tourism attraction. The Centre provides an iconic entrance and ideal environmental learning facility for the wetlands. Just 13 months after opening is already exceeding expectations, with huge community involvement and support from volunteers.
Stephen Ryan from the Glenelg Hopkins CMA will tell us all about the Carp Monitoring and Control Program, which is renowned in the industry for its innovative and cost-effective approach to carp control.
The program includes the use of underwater acoustic telemetry devices to track ‘Judas’ carp – tagged fish that provide information on the patterns and distributions of carp groups for more effective targeting. This approach is complemented by the ‘Text-a-Carp’ program and investigation into harvesting strategies to control populations. Project partners: Glenelg CMA, VEMCO, South Australian Research and Development Institute, Arthur Rylah Institute and DELWP.
More information about the projects and other winners and finalists can be found here.
Nibbles and drinks start at 5.30 pm. The seminar will start at 6 pm.
Not currently a member and want to avoid the seminar fee? RBMS memberships are available at the door or in advance at www.rbms.com.au. Note: RBMS is currently reviewing the cost of seminars for non-members and cannot guarantee that costs will be the same for future events