ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University

Upcoming Events

Winton Wetlands Restoration Science Forum 2018

16-17 August

Registration and Tickets

This year the theme is “Risk and Drivers of Change in Wetland Management”. This theme emphasises the major risks and drivers of change which may affect their future management. We plan to take a regional level approach with reviews on the major risks of climate variations, fire, weed, native and pest animals, extreme events and changes to land use and practices from these impacts in the upstream catchment.

Winton Wetlands is developing a research knowledge hub to provide a regular forum for researchers and managers to meet and identify research needs, share information, equipment, facilities, and resources, and to collaborate on research. Delegates will also have access to an online knowledge portal to access previous forum results, science on the site, and relevant information for wetland restoration researchers and managers. The forum also provides support for research on the Winton Wetlands and assists scientists and managers to gain and share data and knowledge for management of the site.

Keynote speaker: Dr Lynnette Bettio, senior climatologist from the Bureau of Meteorology.  Dr Bettio will speak on climate risks and impacts as well as the data that is available to support wetland restoration.

The program will include:

  • an update on the restoration program onsite, results from a number of research projects conducted at Winton Wetlands
  • opportunity to experience cultural, landscape art installations and ecological aspects of the project during our Lunette Walk
  • workshops on necessary actions to address climate change and our restoration objectives.
  • The 4th Annual Wetlands Restoration Science Forum 2018 will be held over two days:

    Day 1- 16th August 2018- Forum Presentations 9.30am - 5.00pm - Free

    Day 1 -16th August 2018- Lunette Walk 5.00pm - 7.00pm - $10.00

    Day 1- 16th August 2018- Forum Dinner 7.00pm - 10.00pm - $65.00

    Day 2 -17th August 2018- Forum Presentations - 9.30am - 4.30pm - Free

Registration and Tickets

Lance Lloyd
Restoration Scientist (Aquatic Ecology)
Winton Wetlands
Ph. 03 5766 4462

SEGRA 2018 Conference

SEGRA brings together practitioners, policy decision makers, businesses, not for profits and researchers to share their own experiences and in particular their success stories with others with a passion for regional, rural and remote Australia.

Recognised as Australia's most credible independent voice for regional Australia, SEGRA has a reputation for Walking the Talk. How do we get funding for our regions? How can our regions be heard? How do we make ourselves and communities matter before a policy maker writes a policy that impacts our community for the long term? These are some of the questions that are on the agenda for SEGRA this year.

Fish Passage 2018

International Conference on Fish Passage: Showcasing Best Practices and Innovations.

Albury NSW, Monday 10th - Friday14th December

Hosted by ILWS and NSW DPI, Fisheries

The 2018 International Conference on River Connectivity (Fish Passage 2018), incorporating the First International Symposium on Hydropower and Fish Management, will bring together Northern and Southern Hemisphere fish passage researchers and practitioners to exchange findings and experiences on fish passage issues.

Fish Passage 2018 will be of interest to researchers, educators, practitioners, funders, and regulators who have an interest in advancements in technical fishways, nature-like fishways, stream restoration and stabilization, dam removal, environmental flows and fish responses, and the myriad of funding, climate change, and other socio-economic related issues surrounding connectivity projects.

Fishways have been an essential component of hydropower projects worldwide. The First International Symposium on Hydropower and Fish Management has been incorporated into Fish Passage 2018 as a venue to provide opportunities for researchers, managers, and the hydropower industry to discuss and collaborate on key topics. A Special Issue of Marine & Freshwater Research will be available for submissions of manuscripts related to the themes in the Hydropower and Fish Management symposium. Click here for instructions to submit a manuscript.

More details here

Fish Passage 2018 is a three-day conference with concurrent sessions in engineering, biology, management and monitoring techniques.  Key conference themes will include:

  • 40,000 years of Australian fish passage
  • Hydropower and Fish Management Symposium
  • Fish passage challenges in developing countries
  • Fish passage for non-salmonids
  • Going with the flow – triggering fish passage with managed flow
  • Life history movement patterns and fishway design
  • Do we really need more fish passage?
  • The benefits of prohibiting fish passage
  • Cost-effective fish passage innovations
  • Policy: the Achilles-heel of fish passage
  • Defining what a “successful” fishway is
  • How to design a successful fish passage project
  • Updating fish passage monitoring
  • Reconnecting with floodplains & wetlands
  • Individuals to populations - quantifying connectivity
  • Downstream fish passage from top to bottom
  • Estuarine barrier passage
  • Cold Water Pollution mitigation – cold hard facts
  • Water extraction versus fish passage
  • Dam removal – weir to go now?
  • Corporate philanthropy in fish passage
  • Best practice diversion screening
  • Ecological implications of barriers on aquatic biota

The conference will also feature plenary talks, professional networking opportunities, and a poster session.  Independently offered short courses, workshops, and tours will be available immediately before and after the conference.

Click here to view the conference promotional brochure.