Community Engagement

Cracking the code: Decoding the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research space – how do they inform effective water management in the Murray–Darling Basin

by Xavier and Irene • January 16, 2024
Cracking the code: Decoding the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research space – how do they inform effective water management in the Murray–Darling Basin By Xavier and Irene | Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder  Caution, this article contains acronyms! If you have stumbled across the terms MD-WERP, TLM, Flow-MER and others, you’d be forgiven if you thought you [...]

From little things…

by Adam Kerezy • November 8, 2023
From Little Things... The evolution of environmental education in the mid-Lachlan By Adam Kerezsy | Lachlan Monitoring Evaluation and Research (MER) Program I became involved with the communication and engagement component of the FlowMER program in the Lachlan following returning to my home in Lake Cargelligo following an extended period working in western Queensland. That [...]

Introducing Our Gomeroi Cultural Advisor

by Tamara Kermode • October 30, 2023
News From Our Last Cultural Catch-up and Introducing Our Gomeroi Cultural Advisor Author: Tamara Kermode | Traditional Gamilaaraay Language of the Gomeroi nation used in this article (H. White & B. Duncan – Speaking Our Way, M. Mckemey). Kerrie Saunders is our newly appointed Cultural Advisor for the Gwydir Selected Area. Kerrie will be guiding [...]

Painting Flows – A Cultural Mural of the Lower Murray River

by Luciana, Chris, George, Brenton and Qifeng • September 20, 2023
Painting Flows - A Cultural Mural of the Lower Murray River Banner image: Artists Daniel Giles and Chloe Shorrock with their finished mural. Two talented First Nations artists have transformed the River Murray and Mallee Aboriginal Corporation building in Berri, turning a bare wall into a spectacular mural. The beautiful piece tells the story of [...]

Education on the Lower Goulburn River

by FLOW-MER • September 18, 2023
Outdoor Education on the Lower Goulburn River Banner image: Kira Woods (Streamology) talking to students on the Goulburn River about water for the environment. On Tuesday 29th August, 2023, students from the Greater Shepparton Secondary College joined scientists from the Lower Goulburn Flow-MER project on the banks of the Goulburn River to get their hands [...]

Gomeroi Warrambools in the Gwydir Wetlands

by Tamara Kermode • August 10, 2023
Gomeroi Warrambools in the Gwydir Wetlands Author: Tamara Kermode | Traditional Gamilaaraay Language of the Gomeroi nation used in this article (H. White & B. Duncan – Speaking Our Way, M. Mckemey). The Gomeroi Peoples Nation uses the traditional Gamilaaray Language, and this is the language the Gwydir Flow-MER team use for our Gwydir Flow-MER [...]

Closing the Gap: Water Calendars, Aboriginal art and Teapots.

by Anna Turner and Ashleigh Pengelly • June 27, 2023
Closing the Gap: Water Calendars, Aboriginal art and Teapots. By Anna Turner (CSU) and Ashleigh Pengelly (Little Black Duck)  Proud Aboriginal woman, Ashleigh Pengelly, calls Uranquinty (15 km south of Wagga Wagga) home and is the creator, CEO and artist behind Little Black Duck Homewares. Born and raised on Wiradjuri Country, Ashleigh’s Aboriginal heritage comes [...]

The role of Totems in conservation, kinship, and spiritual connectivity with the land

by Anna Turner Kai McKenzie • June 30, 2022
The role of Totems in conservation, kinship, and spiritual connectivity with the land  Authors: Anna Turner and Kai McKenzie Totems are a spiritual emblem in the form of a natural object, plant, or animal. Each First Nations person has at least four Totems. These include inherited ones for each nation, clan, and family group and [...]

Riverside community field day highlights collaboration

by Margrit Beemster • June 30, 2022
Riverside community field day highlights collaboration Author: Margrit Beemster The steady waters of the Edward/Kolety River as they flow below the steep riverbank at Four Posts Camp near Deniliquin are mesmerizing and are a reminder of the timelessness of this Country and its waterways.  As such, the camp in its river red gum forest setting [...]

Getting out on-Country the best way to inspire our next generation of freshwater ecologists

by Will Higgisson and Adam Kerezsy • April 26, 2022
Getting out on-Country the best way to inspire our next generation of freshwater ecologists By Dr Will Higgisson and Dr Adam Kerezsy  There is no better place to learn about the environment than being out on-Country. It’s even better when you get to jump into the river and have a swim when all the work [...]

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