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:
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
Restoration Scientist (Aquatic Ecology)
Ph. 03 5766 4462
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.
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 https://fishpassage.umass.edu/
Fish Passage 2018 is a three-day conference with concurrent sessions in engineering, biology, management and monitoring techniques. Key conference themes will include:
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.