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About redgumgirl

Dr Anne Jensen is an environmental consultant with a passionate interest in sustainable management of our natural resources, particularly the River Murray and wetland environments. She is particularly interested in using photographs and stories to explain issues around water and protecting natural ecosystems in terms that are understood by the wider community, so that we can manage our environment sustainably for our common future.

Keep the flows coming for the Coorong

The Coorong was at its scenic best on Tuesday 8 May when I took a delegation of Indian water managers and engineers on a tour of the Lower Lakes, Murray Mouth and Coorong. The sun came out as we arrived … Continue reading

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Meeting with MP Tony Pasin on Basin Plan achieved ‘screaming agreement’!

Healthy Rivers Ambassadors Rosa and Anne had an opportunity on 30 April to talk to Tony Pasin, Federal MP for Barker, to put our view that the Basin Plan needs improvement before the SDL amendment is passed. Tony gave us … Continue reading

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Campaigning for Key Vote coming up on Murray-Darling Basin Plan

At short notice, representatives of Healthy Rivers Ambassadors and Conservation Council of South Australia scrambled to get to a meeting with Shadow Water & Environment Minister Tony Burke last Friday morning to discuss the upcoming Federal Senate vote on 8 … Continue reading

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From source to sea, a marathon journey!

British Paralympic athlete Karen Darke is hand-cycling the length of the Murray River! That’s 2,300 river km or about 1400 road km. Whilst cycling, she is making a radio program for the BBC called ‘From Source to Sea via Me’. She is looking … Continue reading

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Is the Murray-Darling Basin Plan meeting its targets?

Preparing a presentation entitled ‘Is the Basin Plan on track to deliver its environmental outcomes?’, I stopped to ask ‘what are the actual targets in the Plan?’ Answer: after asking Google and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority website, not finding any … Continue reading

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Watering Stories Blowing in the Wind

It wasn’t the best weather for filming a video on the Murray River floodplain this week, as Nature Foundation set out to tell the story of its successful environmental watering program. The light was good but the gusts of wind … Continue reading

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Keeping the Murray-Darling Basin Plan on track

Is the Murray-Darling Basin Plan on track to deliver its outcomes? Yes, the Basin Plan has been signed as an overall framework, but the devil is in the detail as it is gradually implemented on the ground! Questions are being … Continue reading

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