We are so pleased that the Australian Stream Management Conference is making a comeback in 2012 – there has been a big gap in the calendars of natural resources management professionals without this event, so we are very happy to announce that the ARRC is going to be a part of this revamped occasion in February 2012.
The conference will be held in our home town of Canberra, with the River Basin Management Society and the Catchments Australia Foundation hosting the event. The ARRC will be running workshops that link to the conference theme of ‘Managing for Extremes’ with some of the questions being asked over the two days including:
Does successful management of stream systems lie in managing for the extremes?
What are these extremes, and how do we predict and plan for them?
What are the implications for ecological communities and monitoring and evaluation programs?
How do we engage with communities and elected leaders to discuss these issues?
The ARRC will be exploring this topic in terms of what skills do we, as natural resources management professionals, need to ‘manage for extremes’. How can we best support and facilitate positive environmental and social outcomes in the face of these future challenges?
Place the dates 6-8th of Feb 2012 in your diary and we look forward to welcoming you to lovely Canberra!
Siwan & Nerida