The inaugural Australian Stream Management Conference (1ASM) was held in Merrijig in February 1996.
This was an existing time for river managers in Australia. The 52 papers from 1ASM centered around five themes that reflected the trends in stream management of 1996:
It’s interesting to see the editors point out that 1ASM had few papers on the links between stream management and stream ecology. Much to their credit, they predicted “that if we had this conference in ten years time, such papers would be common, as stteam ‘restoration’ becomes our management goal“.
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