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Shack at the end of a dirt track

Shack at the end of a dirt track

I am absolutely privileged to have a humble shack at the end of a dirt track on an island in Bass Strait. The island is a naturally contained natural ecosystem with inputs and outputs, and it is a social ecosystem or series of ecosystems with flows in and out. The bones can be seen On a scale of the about 1000 square kilometres and 1600 or so...

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Purposes of The Waterways Network (TWN)

Purposes of The Waterways Network (TWN)

Purposes of The Waterways Network (TWN) Yarra/Birrarung river Purposes Here are the purposes of The Waterways Network from our articles of association. I like them. Well, I wrote them with the excellent help of Christopher Bamford, one of the great editors. We put a lot of thought into getting them right. So they are worth giving an airing here,...

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What’s it all about …

What’s it all about …

What’s it all about Well what are these articles going to be about as part of these new and artfully updated website (thanks Cam).  Water Well, they are about water. They’re about water AND the environment. And the way water makes the environment possible. It...

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Community Vision for the Birrarung/Yarra

The Community Vision for the Birrarung/Yarra that came out of the Yarra/Birrarung Act said, ‘What is good for the Yarra is good for all.’ I interpret that to mean from one viewing that if we can’t do better with the Yarra then we are unlikely to do any better for any...

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Colorado River Compact – Reflection

Colorado River Compact – Reflection

The Colorado River Compact The Colorado River Compact[1], while impressive in intent, has been hobbled by a differing patchwork of states water rights, many based on systems of senior and junior rights, and a commitment to states’ rights that limits the effectiveness...

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Community Views

Straight from the source

The Waterways Network is a community practice that considers the way flows, rivulets, creeks, streams, and rivers form a connected network across the landscape that is fundamental to the health of our environment.

The ecological integrity of the landscape is indispensable to the health of the world in which we live, and healthy water is the critical ingredient in that integrity.

PROJECTS

PLASTIC POLLUTION

Plastic pollution is a key pollutant of waterways.

BASS STRAIT AND ITS ISLANDS

‘Constable of the Strait’ in honour of David Howie.

WESTERN PORT

Western Port, commonly but unofficially known as Western Port Bay, is a large tidal bay in southern Victoria and opens into Bass Strait.

Western Port is rich in wildlife.

we all need to just get on with it