If you have not already done so, why not register for the LWA Legacy Conference or our Knowledge Leaders training course? We are pleased with the responses so far, and encourage you to get in early to avoid disappointment.
And, if you have a group of 10 or more people wanting to do the Knowledge Leaders training course we can come to you. See Bruce’s blog post for details about the latest organisation to benefit from the Information and Knowledge Strategy process, which you could facilitate in your organisation after completing the Knowledge Leaders training!
Click the following links to find out more about these ARRC events:
The Sydney Coastal Councils Group (SCCG) is pleased to announce the launch of the SCCG Environment Monitoring Site www.monitor2manage.com.au. This site promotes sustainable environment management through an improved understanding of monitoring and good decision-making.
To celebrate the launch of the Environment Monitoring Site, visitors to the site between 2 February 2010 (World Wetlands Day) 22 March 2010 (World Water Day) will be offered the opportunity to go into the draw for a handheld Magellan Explorist 300 GPS tool. To be eligible, entrants must answer the question What aspects of the site are most useful? at www.monitor2manage.com.au/home.html.
Registrations for the stream restoration short course Principles and Practice of Bank Erosion Assessment and Treatment close this Friday 19 March 2010. Places are still available.
The course run by Dr Andrew Simon (USDA National Sedimentation Lab) and Dr Andrew Brooks (Griffith University, Australian Rivers Institute), is being held at the Sine Cera Rainforest Retreat, in the NSW north coast Border Ranges area from 28 March – 1 April 2010.
Places are limited so registration and preferred accommodation options will be offered on a first come first served basis. For further information please download the flier and registration form.
The last few months have been a flurry of activity as we have hit the phones and emails to line up a fantastic group of speakers and book co-authors for the Knowledge for managing Australian Landscapes: The legacy of Land & Water Australia Conference and proceedings book.
The program has been designed to try to present a cross-section of the LWRRDC/LWA portfolio from 1990-2009. It is unashamedly biased towards those innovations that have emerged as having high impact and good returns on investment through the portfolio evaluation work of the last decade, but we have also found room for some more recent significant work such as Senior Research Fellowships. We encourage you to come along and be part of what promises to be a terrific event!
To download the program click here and to find out more about the conference click here.
Last week I wrapped up the Information and Knowledge Strategy workshops for the NSW Government Office of the Hawkesbury Nepean (OHN). From the workshop process OHN now has a Strategy with tangible actions to implement over the coming six months as well as further actions to implement in the longer term through a continuous review, planning and improvement process.
The Strategy will greatly assist OHN in its role of improving public access to information and advice about management strategies concerning the health of the Hawkesbury-Nepean River System.
The work of your NRM organisation could also benefit from an Information and Knowledge Strategy. To find out how you could be trained to facilitate the process in your organisation click here, and to find out more about the Information and Knowledge Strategy process click here.