08 Jul Integrated catchment management, fire-shed management and burning for the future
RiverDialogue: Rivers on Fire gave participants the opportunity to hear more and delve deeper into the effects of fire on our rivers, catchments and their communities. This first RiverDialogue was held over two days in July. 11 speakers presented on a variety of topics from both a human dimension and river ecology perspectives. Presenters included Oliver Costello – the CEO of the Firesticks Alliance who spoke about traditional burning regimes, Rebecca Flitcroft from the US Forestry Service who spoke about her research on native fish populations and the impacts of fire and Isobel Davis, a WASH expert from Geneva who lost her family home in the Batemans Bay fires in 2019.
Integrated catchment management, fire-shed management and burning for the future were some of the key words that stood out and resonated with most participants over the two day dialogue.
A big thank you to our speakers, everyone who attended, as well as our partner the Institute for Land, Water and Society Charles Sturt University, and sponsors Water Technology Pty Ltd and Queensland Reconstruction Authority for helping us make RiverDialogue a reality.