Tag: Rivers

Finbox – A River Demonstration Reach Toolbox

Finterest

Finbox has been developed as a resource to help guide anyone from community groups, natural resource management groups or catchment management authorities, through to government agencies in establishing a demonstration reach, which is a reach of river or area of

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Ecological Restoration of Streams and Rivers: Shifting Strategies and Shifting Goals

Ecological Restoration of Streams and Rivers: Shifting Strategies and Shifting Goals

Ecological restoration has grown rapidly and now encompasses not only classic ecological theory but also utilitarian concerns, such as preparedness for climate change and provisioning of ecosystem services. Three dominant perspectives compete to influence the science and practice of river

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The Australia We Love – a Comprehensive Survey of Australia’s Natural Systems

The Australia We Love

The Places You Love alliance has completed a landmark survey of Australia’s environment. More than any time in our history, humans are impacting the health and function of nature, with significant implications for the well-being and prosperity of Australian society.

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Let’s make Parramatta River swimmable again

Let's make Parramatta River swimmable again

The upper and mid reaches of Sydney’s iconic Parramatta River, which feeds Sydney Harbour, have become too polluted for swimming and other activities to continue. A new initiative aims to make the whole river swimmable again by 2025.

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Riverspace – A new space for wetlands, rivers and people

The Australian River Restoration Centre (ARRC) and the Murray-Darling Wetlands Working Group have established the Riverspace website to create a space for people to share knowledge about rivers and wetlands. Become part of the community by featuring your projects on

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There once was a creek… Uncovering the lost creek of Rainworth, Rosalie and Milton

There once was a creek that began in the hills of Rainworth (Brisbane, Australia) and flowed through what is now Rosalie Village, where it mingled with a large swamp before winding its way through Milton to the Brisbane River. Though

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Brisbane City Plan 2014 – environmental information resources

The new Brisbane City Plan 2014 has been approved and has a commencement date of 30 June 2014. It will guide how land in Brisbane can be used and developed. Environmental information resources include biodiversity and waterways, natural hazards (including

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RipRap Edition 37: Rivers of Carbon – Rivers of Life

RipRap Edition 37 focuses on the multiple benefits that can be gained from river and riparian restoration, with science and stories about ‘the colour of living carbon’ and the opportunities carbon farming and carbon credits present for promoting ongoing conservation

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Applications for the 2014 Riverprize now open

Riverprize is a prestigious international environmental award, giving recognition, reward and support to those who have developed and implemented outstanding, visionary and sustainable programs in river management. Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Riverprize, comprising the Australian Riverprize, the

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Hawkesbury-Nepean River Recovery Program wins two awards

The Hawkesbury-Nepean River Recovery Program comprised seven projects and has improved river health in the Hawkesbury-Nepean River System in western Sydney by making more water available for the environment and reducing nutrient inputs. This major program’s achievements were formally recognised

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