Category Archives: conservation

Signpost for a healthier river!

The Waikerie Silo Art Project was launched yesterday in brilliant sunshine to an engaged and supportive community, with the theme of ‘healthy rivers, healthy communities‘.  Project driver, local artist and Healthy Rivers Ambassador Liz Frankel, took nearly 15 minutes to … Continue reading

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Return visit to Inle Lake in Myanmar

Back in Myanmar for the first time since June 2014 for a new project at Inle Lake, what had changed and what was the same? Locals were complaining about the weather, about an unusually abrupt change from cooler winter months … Continue reading

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It’s World Wetlands Day on 2 February

Next Saturday we celebrate wetlands around the world! This celebration started with the Ramsar Convention to protect wetlands of international importance, signed in 1971 in the town of Ramsar in Iran. Australia was the first signatory in 1971 and more … Continue reading

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Conserving soils just as important as conserving water and vegetation

Former Governor-General and National Soil Advocate, Michael Jeffery, has completed a milestone report which recommends that Australia’s soil, water and vegetation should be declared national strategic assets. “The emerging concept of ‘soil security’ also underpins the world’s six existential challenges: … Continue reading

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Murray-Darling Basin Plan won’t be on time or in full

The Murray-Darling Basin Plan will not be delivered on time or in full, unless there is a major re-set. The Productivity Commission released the draft of their five-year review of the Plan on 30 August, with 35 recommendations for actions … Continue reading

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Too much bad news for the planet in one day!

For people concerned about the future health of our planet, how much bad news can there be within a few hours on one cold winter Sunday?? The stories of Sunday 19 August 2018 paint a gloomy picture for the future … Continue reading

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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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