Want to be inspired and amazed at the work going on around Australia to protect and restore our rivers and wetlands? Then this is a must see edition of RipRap! There are 72 pages full of the latest environmental protection, watering and research projects from across Australia. Government, not-for-proﬁt and commercial organisations provide a range of perspectives and insights – not all of them in agreement.
The edition makes a wonderful handout at conferences, workshops and anywhere you want to engage with people to demonstrate the great work we are doing to restore our riverine environments.
This Guideline explains what bio-diverse carbon is, where it is found and how it relates to river management. It is easy to read and provides the science behind the carbon cycle, greenhouse gases, carbon sequestration, and how we can create ‘rivers of carbon’ for environmental and economic benefits.
Written by Jann Williams, Phil Price, Michael Rooney and Siwan Lovett, it moves beyond a simple fact sheet to provide clear, concise and accurate information about the opportunities ‘biodiverse carbon’ offers for landholders. The Guideline is part of the suite of products for the Rivers of Carbon: Southern Riparian Linkages project being managed by the ARRC on behalf of the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Future Biodiversity Fund.
Spotted galaxias, Galaxias truttaceus copyright Neil Armstrong
Ecology of Australian Freshwater Fishes is a new book edited by Paul Humphries and Keith Walker due to be published by CSIRO Publishing. This edited volume reviews the past and present understanding of the ecology of Australian freshwater fishes.
It compares patterns and processes in Australia with those on other continents, discusses the local relevance of ecological models from the northern hemisphere, and considers how best to manage our species and their habitats in the face of current and future threats. The chapters are written by some of our foremost researchers and managers, developing themes that underpin our knowledge of the ecology, conservation and management of fish and fish habitats.
One of the reasons I trained to be an Executive Coach last year is because I feel very strongly that people need to be encouraged, supported and inspired in their work. I am currently working with an amazing group of people who are facing the closure of their organisation. My role is to help with the all important resume writing, interview techniques and confidence building that can give us that extra optimism and energy we need to take up new challenges.
I want to share with you a great TED talk that I am recommending to all those I am working with. It is by Shawn Achor and he talks about the Happy Secret to Better Work in an engaging, funny way that will bring a smile to your face and a lightness in your step. Watch it below and let me know how you go.
Social media is undeniably a great way of putting a face and voice to a company or business and build solid relationships so that you can grow a loyal supportive community of followers for your brand. By communicating with your community on a regular, more personal basis, you demonstrate to them that their comments are not only being acknowledged but their feedback, whether constructive or otherwise, is being taken seriously, and most importantly, is appreciated.
Let’s say you’ve got a community of people who like you. What’s next is getting them to rave about you so that your brand is amplified as one voice tells many. Imagine if everyone in your community brought just two more people to your website. Here are formulated 5 easy steps to give you that critically acclaimed continuous flow of traffic that many a social media enthusiast craves.
Proudly launching the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility research portfolio, 30th May, Canberra Find out more...
---------------- Happiness and its Causes, 19-20 June, Melbourne Find out more...
---------------- European Centre for River Restoration Conference, 11-13 September Find out more...
---------------- Riversymposium 2013, 23-26 September, Brisbane Find out more...