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This network aims to create opportunities for sharing and evolving knowledge to progress the field of Catchment Management across Australia. Through doing this we build cohesive collegial networks and aim to develop leading edge practices that foster collaboration and integration together with other areas of the water sector and across Australia.
What is Catchment Management?
Catchment management, and in particular Integrated Catchment Management (ICM), has the objective of improving and integrating the management of land, water and related biological resources in order to achieve the sustainable and balanced use of these resources. ICM is the involvement of agencies, stakeholders and general public in policy making, planning, and management to promote sustainable use of natural resources and protect and improve the quality and quantity of water and the environment the water originates from. One way to achieve the objectives of ICM is through the adoption of uniform principles that are flexible enough to develop management programs adapted to local conditions. The adoption of uniform national principles would facilitate a comprehensive audit and evaluation of catchment management programs, and modifications to be devised and implemented. At present there are no consistent national standards for catchment management across all states and territories.
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Catchment Management feature in April edition of Water
Don't miss the opportunity to feature the work you’ve been
doing and to share what you’ve learned with your fellow Catchment Management
Let us know if you’d like to contribute by 18 January. You’ll then have until 15 February to
submit your article or paper.
Interested or want to find out more? Contact the Water Journal Managing Editor,
Anne Lawton, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
New committee meet to plan network's future
After an open-call for new members, a committee has been appointed for the Catchment Management Specialist Network for the 2012-14 period. The committee has seven new members who will bring a new perspective and help drive the network forward over the next two years. Details of the committee can be found HERE
The committee met for a full day of review and planning, and a draft version of the 2012-14 action plan will be available for comment in the New Year.
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In August 2011, AWA’s Catchment Management Specialist Network held their National Conference in Wangaratta, Victoria. The event’s theme was ‘Healthy Catchments, Healthy Communities’ and attracted over 150 delegates.
The program committee reviewed the papers submitted and the presentations given at the conference, and decided on the top five papers, whose authors are:
These papers have been published in the April 2012 issue of the Water Journal. Water can also be viewed online by logging into the AWA website here - ACCESS WATER JOURNAL
All the papers presented at the conference can be downloaded by members from AWA’s Online Document Library
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Got any ideas for our network? We are driven by our member's interests, so why not send us an email and let's see what we can do!
We are driven by our member's interests. If you have any ideas for a project this network could work on to advance Catchment Management, just send us an email and let's see what we can do!
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