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Our submission to the Basin Plan select committee

Posted on 25 September 2015

In June 2015, the Australian Senate set up a select committee to look at the Murray–Darling Basin Plan. Senators are considering the social, economic and environmental effects of the Basin Plan and associated Commonwealth programs and will report by 26 February 2016.

This is the summary for our submission, which we provided to the committee on 25 September 2015.


The Murray–Darling Basin Plan aims to ensure the water resources of the Murray–Darling Basin are shared between...

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River Murray operations 16–23 September

Posted on 25 September 2015

Welcome to our weekly report of river operations on the Murray including rainfall, inflows and operations for the river week ending 23 September.

Rainfall and inflows

It was another relatively dry week across the Murray–Darling Basin with rainfall mostly confined to areas along the Basin's eastern and southern fringe. Very few sites recorded more than 10 mm and most of the interior remained dry (see the full weekly report for rainfall figures).

Flows along the upper Murray tributaries...

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Basin view a rare privilege: Rhondda Dickson

Posted on 24 September 2015

After 4 years as chief executive of the Murray–Darling Basin Authority, Dr Rhondda Dickson is taking on a new challenge as a deputy secretary in the federal Department of the Environment.

With a long history in natural resource management and over 20 years' working with states and territories to implement national policies, Rhondda has many insights to share. So we took the opportunity to ask about her thoughts on our agency, the Basin Plan and the world of water.

Some of her answers...

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Riversymposium 2015: Riverprize winners announced

Posted on 23 September 2015

Last night, the 2015 Riverprize award winners were announced at the Riverprize Gala Dinner — a highlight of Riversymposium's social calendar.

Riverprize is the world's most prestigious river award and recognises programs that make ‘outstanding, visionary and sustainable' contributions to river management and restoration.

This year's winners are:

Thiess International Riverprize — Lake Eyre Basin, Australia International RiverFoundation Australian Riverprize — Murray River, South... Read more

Riversymposium 2015: ‘Women in Rivers’

Posted on 21 September 2015

Panellists engage with the audience at Women in Rivers at the Museum of Brisbane

On Sunday 20 September, more than 60 delegates from Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Europe and South East Asia attended Women in Rivers at the Museum of Brisbane.

The Q&A style event, led by Murray–Darling Wetlands Working Group Ltd CEO Dr Deborah Nias, centred on the participation of women in water management and their connection with our rivers.


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