RoC Source Water Linkages Archives - Rivers of Carbon

  • What the world needs now is more swamps

    Swamps are some of the most diverse and productive ecosystems on earth, and play an important role in mitigating the impacts of climate change. At Rivers of Carbon we have been talking about swamps and wetlands as “Buffers, sponges and moderators” because they play an important role in moderating flows, preventing flooding downstream and storing water during […]

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  • Film Launch Recap: Buffers, Sponges & Moderators

    “Buffers, sponges and moderators?” I am often greeted with a puzzled look when anyone hears the name of our new film ‘Buffers, sponges and moderators’, but after our launch last week, I am sure any confusion will be cleared up as people learn all about the buffering, sponging and moderating functions wetlands and swampy meadows […]

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  • Buffers, Sponges & Moderators – a film about managing swampy meadows and wetlands

    Rivers of Carbon and South East Local Land Services would like to invite you to the launch of ‘Buffers, Sponges & Moderators: Managing swampy meadows, wetlands and chain of ponds’. Join us for an afternoon screening of the film with scones and tea provided.  You will also hear from and meet the cast! Event details: […]

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  • What? We have three different types of ibis in Australia?

    In the past 30 years, there have been significant declines in populations of all of our waterbirds, including the Australian ibis species. Australian scientists are hard at work studying these groups and attempting to identify the cause of the declining numbers in certain habitats. In the case of ibis, causes are thought to include reductions […]

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  • Wetlands five times more efficient at reducing nitrate than the best land-based conservation practices….

    We came across this interesting article that adds further weight to the value of wetlands in our agricultural and urban environments… The agricultural regions of the U.S. Midwest have a problem with excess nitrate from crop fertiliser making its way into rivers and streams through subsurface drainage channels and agricultural ditches.  High nitrate concentrations in waterways are harmful […]

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  • Rivers of Hope – crayfish lead the campaign for healthy waterways

    ANU biologists are helping crayfish lead the campaign for fresher waterways along the west of Canberra.  Biologist Dr Chris Fulton and Masters student Mae Noble have spent time snorkelling in the Goobarragandra River, in the high country west of Canberra, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Murray Crayfish. Six years ago, this was an […]

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  • Wetlands support threatened species

    Image of Yellow Water, Kakadu National Park, Photo by S. Stuart-Smith.   Wetlands are important for supporting threatened species. Australia’s wetlands are home to a diverse range of species, including plants, birds, fish, frogs, reptiles and mammals. Many of these species rely on wetlands for their survival, especially during important life cycles stages such as […]

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  • Rivers of Carbon: Rivers of Life at the Zierholz

    The Institute of Applied Ecology and University of Canberra recently held a water seminar and pub night, where Siwan Lovett and Lori Gould presented an overview of the Rivers of Carbon approach, highlighted the principles and science upon which it is based, as well as discussed why this type of project is needed to meet […]

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  • Rivers of Carbon at the 16th International Riversymposium

    The Rivers of Carbon project is being presented at the Interational Riversymposium in Brisbane.  Siwan will be giving a presentation entitled Rivers of Carbon: Riparian Corridors and the Carbon Economy.  An overview of her talk is provided below. Recent research reviewing the costs and benefits of a carbon economy for the conservation of Australian biodiversity […]

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