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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Gilgai Wetlands: ‘Gilgai – echo of an ideal world’

by Lucy Stuart • October 24, 2022
Gilgai Wetlands: 'Gilgai - echo of an ideal world' An exhibition by Vicki Luke Authors: Lucy Stuart and Andy Lowes Every now and then, art and science come together to create magic, and that’s exactly what happened when artist Vicki Luke worked with scientists in the Murray-Darling Basin to share the story of Gilgai wetlands [...]

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 [...]

How science informs the use of water for the environment

by FLOW-MER • March 1, 2022
How science informs the use of water for the environment Written by Irene from the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office. Once again we are kicking off a particularly busy period in the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office (CEWO) as we start planning for the new water year (which occurs from 1 July to 30 June). This annual [...]

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