The ARRC was established by Dr Siwan Lovett and Dr Phil Price to support people involved in river management and restoration. Siwan and Phil have now been joined by like minded people who specialise in different aspects of knowledge, information, research, and events management. Read more about Our People.
The Centre also has an Advisory Council who provide their wisdom, experience and enthusiasm free of charge (they really are great!).
The ARRC is a not-for-profit organisation on the Register of Environmental Organisations and this means that any profits go back into building up the shared resources the ARRC seeks to provide. We also have an ARRC Public Fund into which donations can be made. All donations are fully tax deductible and we welcome anyone who would like to help us with some financial support.
Please get in touch with Siwan (email@example.com) if you would like to make a donation – she will be very happy to talk to you!
You might also like to become a member of the ARRC. The one off Membership Fee is just $15.00 and entitles you to have your say at the ARRC Annual General Meeting where decisions are made about how to spend the money in the ARRC Public Fund. If you would like to become a member send an email to Siwan (firstname.lastname@example.org) stating that you would like to, and she can then send you through the relevant details.
We believe in:
- We believe that people are valuable natural assets who need to be provided with opportunities to share their knowledge and passion about river restoration.
- The ARRC has been established to provide people with access to resources, information, stories, workshops and conferences that combine to develop a sense of belonging for people who care about Australia’s rivers.
- The way we think about our rivers is often defined in prescriptive, ‘rational’ ways, yet when it comes to making decisions, we know that people use emotion to guide their behaviour. The ARRC values and celebrates emotion as a vital part of inspiring, connecting and celebrating our river restoration efforts.
The ARRC ‘s mission is to:
- Support, facilitate and provide opportunities for Australians to work together to protect, maintain, restore and celebrate our riverine environments.
We do this by providing a range of free and commercial services, with all proceeds going back into the ARRC to continually improve, update and invest in the best knowledge, resources and opportunities for sharing information we can provide across Australia. We also have strong international links to the European and Asian River Restoration Centres, as well as with organisations doing similar work in Canada and North America.
The ARRC seeks to connect people with an interest in river restoration, whether they are scientists, irrigators, conservationists, government employees or someone with an interest in their local creek. The ARRC is needed because it is difficult for these people to work out who is doing what in river restoration and management. It is an organisation that will link, connect, facilitate and provide opportunities for people to access the information and skills they need to accomplish their river restoration objectives.