5th Annual Australian Stream Management Conference

5th Australian Stream Management Conference

Australian rivers: making a difference

Conference Proceedings

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Table of Contents

Preface to proceedings

Closing Address - Prof Peter Cullen

Full list of papers

Adaptive management of natural resources
Catherine Allan

Waterway rehabilitation - Shays Creek
Luke Austin

Estimating sediment loads in Great Barrier Reef catchments: balance between modelling and monitoring Rebecca Bartley, David Post, Anne Kinsey-Henderson and Aaron Hawdon

A riparian categorisation strategy for urban drainage channels in Gold Coast City Kendall Bott

Water and conflict resolution: from smoke filled rooms to public participation
Kathleen Bowmer

Science to support water sharing planning in New South Wales
Kathleen Bowmer , Phillip Eberbach, Tom Murphy and Eddie Harris

The first decade of water resource planning in Queensland : What have we learned about environmental flows? Sandra Brizga

Alluvial gully erosion in Australia 's tropical rivers: a conceptual model as a basis for a remote sensing mapping procedure Andrew Brooks, John Spencer and Jon Knight

Determining end-point goals and effective strategies for rehabilitation of coastal wetlands: examples from the Burdekin River , North Queensland Damien Burrows and Barry Butler

Real-life management of an environmental water reserve - a Wimmera perspective
Hugh Christie

An evaluation of Waterwatch activities in West Gippsland, Victoria
Tammy Dawson and Bob Goodbourn

Development and implementation of the Maroochy Waterways Management and Rehabilitation Plan Steve Dudgeon, David Moore and Mick Smith

Honeysuckle Reservoir decommissioning Christopher Dwyer

What's stopping the water? Identifying influences on environmental water releases in the Wimmera Fiona Dyer, Ben Dyer, Heinz DeChelard and Greg Fletcher

River restoration based on natural channel characteristics: how to develop restoration designs fordifferent rivers and riparian plant communities Wayne Erskine, Michael Saynor and Gary Fox

Considered data arrangements for effective and holistic catchment management Paul Fennell and Michael Jensz

Community wetland monitoring in the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Adrienne Frears and Tracey Steggles

Challenges faced in the integration of science in river management in Australia Kirstie Fryirs, Mick Hillman and Alexandra Spink

Audit and remediation of fish passage barriers in coastal NSW Matthew Gordos, Scott Nichols, Cameron Lay, Anthony Townsend, Charlotte Grove, Simon Walsh, and Craig Copeland

Key ingredients for the successful implementation of riparian rehabilitation programs Lori Gould

Prediction of fluvial seed dispersal and long-term sustainability of riparian vegetation using sedimenttransport processes Jeremy Groves, Gary Caitcheon, Richard Norris and David Williams

What is 'environmental water'? Mark Hamstead

Conserving freshwater ecosystem values in Tasmania , Australia : identification and application of freshwater conservation management priority areas Danielle Hardie and Peter Davies

The impact of fine sediment accumulation on benthic macroinvertebrates: implications for river management Evan Harrison, Richard Norris and Scott Wilkinson

Uncertainty in diffuse source pollution assessment and mitigation options - who knows? Alexander Herr and Petra Kuhnert

Valley chokes in the upper Wimmera River catchment are playing key roles in mitigating the threats of erosion - a model case study Martin Hillemacher and Brian Seymour

Do stakeholder committees produce fair policy outcomes? Jonathon Howard

Ecological condition and biodiversity value of urban riparian and non-riparian bushland environments: Ku-ring-gai, Sydney
Christopher Ives, Mark Taylor and Peter Davies

Market-based incentives: A consumer's experience of participating in River Tender Rick James and John Paul

Using phenology of eucalypts to determine environmental watering regimes for the River Murray floodplain, South Australia Anne Jensen, Keith Walker and David Paton

New generation models for catchment modelling: developments in the eWater CRC Phillip Jordan, Robert Argent and Rory Nathan

Connectivity of stream water and alluvial groundwater around restoration works in an incised sandbed stream Annabelle Keene, Richard Bush and Wayne Erskine

Boundary shear stress distribution in meandering compound channel flow
Kishanjit Kumar Khatua and Kanhu Charan Patra

Large-area, high-resolution remote sensing based mapping of alluvial gully erosion in Australia 's tropical rivers Jon Knight, John Spencer, Andrew Brooks and Stu art Phinn

Planning for action: the evolution from state-wide priorities to local work sites
Veronica Lanigan and Stuart Pengelly

Developing appropriate incentives for improving water quality in the Burdekin River catchment Allyson Lankester and Romy Greiner

Are all river reaches created equal? Identifying erosion hotspots for catchment management Rebecca Lett, Bruce Abernethy and Henry Chaplin

Connecting the community to waterways through stories Rachel Lopes

Relationships, resources and results: Reflections on experiences in building capacity for improved river and riparian management Siwan Lovett and Philip Price

Using remote sensing to map wetland water clarity and permanence: approaches for identifying wetlands requiring management in large catchments
Leo Lymburner, Damien Burrows and Barry Butler

The identification and assessment of water quality hazards in the Leichhardt River , Mount Isa, Queensland Alana Mackay, Tabitha Kuypers and Mark Taylor

Predicting Ecological Responses for Improved Stream Management
Nick Marsh, Sylvain Arene and Ralph Ogden

River and catchment restoration prioritisation tools
Nick Marsh, Simon Linke, Ralph Ogden, Paul Wettin and Peter Cottingham

Anabranch management on a regulated reach of the Murray River
Julian M
artin and Dean Judd

Is new policy evidence based - and is it working? Jim McDonald

Can the 'triple bottom line' concept help organisations respond to sustainability issues? Michael Mitchell, Allan Curtis and Penny Davidson

Greening Australia river recovery outcomes in rural Northern Tasmania
Michael Noble and Sebastian Burgess

Setting ecological targets for river systems: a framework to support multi-stakeholder groups Ruth O'Connor, Susan Nichols, Peter Oliver, Richard Norris and Bill Johnson

Assembly of geomorphic targets for stream rehabilitation - summary of a manual template David Outhet and Carolyn Young

A mouthful of mud: the fate of contaminants from the Fitzroy River, Queensland, Australia and implications for reef water policy Robert Packett

Optical dating of post-European settlement channel change: Gilmore Creek, south-eastern Australia Ken Page, Paul Frazier, Tim Pietsch and Remy Dehaan

Finding integration pathways: developing a transdisciplinary (TD) approach for the Upper Nepean Catchment Carolyn Palmer, Jacqueline Gothe, Cynthia Mitchell, Chris Riedy, Kate Sweetapple, Sally McLaughlin, Grant Hose, Marian Lowe, Heather Goodall, Trudy Green, Deepak Sharma, Simon Fane, Kerry Brew and Peter Jones

Adaptive management for determining environmental flows in the Australian Capital Territory Michael Peat and Richard Norris

Dam threat to a decade of restoration of the Mary River, Queensland
Glenda Pickersgill, Steve Burgess and Brad Wedlock

Are waterways with willows wider? Lizzie Pope, Brian Finlayson and Ian Rutherfurd

Magnitude of response: selecting sites for monitoring vegetation response to environmental flows Jane Roberts and Fiona Dyer

Public investment in waterway management in Victoria, Australia Simon Robertson

Sediment sources in the Lake Burragorang catchment and their management
Paul Rustomji and Scott Wilkinson

City people eat rivers: estimating the virtual water consumed by people in a large Australian city Ian Rutherfurd, Amelia Tsang and Siao Khee Tan

Managing sources, sinks and transport of natural contaminants in regulated rivers: a case study in the Murrumbidgee River catchment, NSW
Darren Ryder, Sue Vink, Nerida Bleakley and Adrienne Burns

Assessing the health of Tasmanian rivers: collecting the evidence
Johanna Slijkerman, James Kaye and Fiona Dyer

Sediment supply from small upland catchments: possible implications of headwater channel restoration for stream management Hugh Smith and Deirdre Dragovich

Towards an objective approach for a regional - continental scale geomorphic river classification John Spencer, Andrew Brooks and Jon Knight

An interdisciplinary perspective of riverwork projects in the Upper Hunter Catchment, NSW: has river rehabilitation begun?
Alexandra Spink, Kirstie Fryirs, Gary Brierley and Kate Lloyd

Testing specific stream power thresholds of channel stability with GIS
Mark Stacey and Ian Rutherfurd

Regional hydraulic geometry models for Queensland streams
Sunil Tennakoon and Nick Marsh

Waterwatch - An integrated capacity building initiative Don Thomson

Hydraulic geometry in river channel networks as a method for the assessment of river condition Elizabeth Thornton, Melissa Neave and Scott Rayburg

Trialling different low cost methods of water hyacinth removal in tropical coastal wetlands Vern Veitch, Damien Burrows and David Hudson

Managing flow for geomorphic form: Erosion and accretion of river benches
Geoff Vietz, Ian Rutherfurd, Michael Stewardson and Brian Finlayson

Biofilm and flow regimes: developing a biological monitoring program for the Nymboida River, northern NSW
Emilie Warner, Darren Ryder, Andrew Boulton and Barbara Downes

Sediment and nutrient generation rates for Queensland rural catchments - an event monitoring program to improve water quality modelling
Dave Waters and Robert Packett

Translating science into practice: Is 'best practice' the best option?
Justine Watt and Michael Jensz

Challenges for improving the science underpinning river restoration practices
Robyn Watts

Effects of plantation forest harvesting on water quality and quantity: Canobolas State forest, NSW Ashley Webb, Brad Jarrett and Lisa Turner

Environmental flows and ecological health of the lower Wimmera River
Anne-Maree Westbury, David Tiller and Leon Metzeling

Examining 'inclusiveness' in adaptive natural resource management Deirdre Wilcock

Monitoring of remediation works to arrest stream degradation in an agriculture-dominated catchment Andrea Wilson, Robyn Watts, Ken Page and Remy Dehaan

Aquatic macroinvertebrates in urban waterways: comparing ecosystem health in natural reference and urban streams
Ian Wright, Peter Davies , David Wilks, Sophia Findlay and Mark Taylor

Which confluences should we use to differentiate stream segments for management? A geomorphic assessment
Elisa Zavadil, Michael Stewardson, Anthony Ladson and Ian Rutherfurd

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