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Victoria is located in the South east of the country and contains Melbourne, the second largest city in Australia. Rich agricultural regions, mountain ranges and beautiful coastlines are found within the State's borders.

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    Waterway Management Masterclass and Twinning Project

    Glenelg Hopkins CMA is currently running a Waterway Management Twinning Program. The program pairs river management professionals from across south-eastern Australia with the purpose of collaborating to deliver world class river protection and rehabilitation projects.

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    Aboriginal Water Values

    Glenelg Hopkins CMA, in partnership with Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation and Barengi Gadjin Land Council, has funding from DELWP to develop an Aboriginal Water Values project for the Glenelg River system from July 2015 to December 2016. The Glenelg River is valued by Victorians and South Australians for its high social, economic, cultural and environmental attributes and runs through two Traditional Owner areas, managed by Gunditj Mirring TOAC and Barengi Gadjin Land Council.

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    Glenelg Ramsar

    The Glenelg Estuary and Discovery Bay is Victoria and Australia’s newest Ramsar site – Glenelg Ramsar. This provides benefits in protecting highly significant wetland values, raising the profile of the wetlands and increasing the level of support for the use of this area. Additional benefits include enhancing tourism and contributing to wider local and regional economic sustainability.

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    Merri River Restoration

    The Merri River Restoration Project will focus on improving waterway health and environmental values through woody weed control, revegetation and maintenance on priority riparian areas along the Merri River near Warrnambool. Waterways in major towns in the region are important sites for recreational pursuits and contribute substantially to the social well-being and economic development of the region.

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    Victorian Volcanic Plain Stewardship Program

    Private landholders across the VVP within the Glenelg Hopkins region will share National Landcare Program funding to undertake a range of activities that will assist in protecting biodiversity while maintaining productive farming practices. Activities include fencing grasslands and wetlands to improve grazing management, weed control, photo point monitoring, pest plant and animal control and monitoring and mosaic burning.

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    A day in the life of a MuDFReaCk

    Ever wondered how freshwater scientists go about their work? Staff at the Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre’s (MDFRC) Mildura Laboratory work in a number of different areas, including fish ecology, vegetation ecology, monitoring, geographic information systems and remote sensing. MDFRC generates knowledge to aid in the protection and improvement of the health of rivers, floodplains, wetlands and […]

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    Protecting the Murray Hardyhead

    Over half of the 46 fish species native to the Murray-Darling Basin are known to be rare, threatened or of conservation concern. Combining the use of environmental water and ecological knowledge is helping to protect and rehabilitate vulnerable fish populations. Murray hardyhead (Craterocephalus fluviatilis) are small-bodied native fish endemic to the lowland floodplains of the […]

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    Y Water Discovery Centre and the Yea Wetlands

    One of Yea’s best kept secrets, the Y Water discovery centre at the Yea Wetlands offers a unique look at the history, cultural heritage and flora and fauna of this special place. The Wetlands are a short walk from the town centre and accessible via a boardwalk, walking track and footbridges. Bushwalking, birdwatching and simply relaxing and […]

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    Winston Churchill Trust Story: Ben Dyer, managing river systems across jurisdictions

    In 1999, I headed off on my Churchill Fellowship to the United States, Canada and South Africa to learn about how large river systems are managed and operated across multiple jurisdictions.  I was awarded an Australian Capital Territory Churchill Fellowship, and as an engineer with the Murray Darling Basin Commission (now the Murray Darling Basin […]

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    Improving Connectivity of Flows in the Lower Ovens Floodplain

    Many of the floodplains and wetlands within the Murray-Darling Basin have been subject to anthropogenic changes that have negatively affected the condition of these environmental assets. The lower Ovens River and its floodplain wetlands are in much better condition than many other rivers in the basin due to the absence of major water storages and […]