9ASM Proceedings

1 Introduction

2 Table of Contents

3 Regular intervention monitoring providing valuable insights into vegetation responses to environmental flows on rivers
Pages 1-9
Chris Jones and Freya Thomas

4 A long-term temporal evaluation of environmental flow regimes in southern Victoria
Pages 10-17
Mark Stacey

5 Tactics for stretching a waterbug based monitoring program across a continent
Pages 18-24
John Gooderham, Birgita Hansen, Ingrid Garland, Michael Sharman, Deirdre Murphy, Scott Limmer and Patrick Bonney

6 Monitoring fish responses to environmental flows across Victoria: a shift towards understanding processes, population dynamics and long-term projections
Page 25
Zeb Tonkin, Frank Amtstaetter, Wayne Koster, Matt Jones, Justin O’Connor, Ivor Stuart, Kasey Stamation, Joanne Sharley, Jarod Lyon, Jacqui Brooks, Laura Caffrey and Pam Clunie

7 Development of a state-wide map of the extent and location of high value, at-risk groundwater dependent ecosystems
Pages 26-32
Yi-Ming Ma

8 Sociogeomorphic river recovery: integrating human and physical processes
Pages 33-40
Simon Mould, Kirstie Fryirs and Richard Howitt

9 Rivers, amenity and art: the geomorphologist’s role in health and liveability
Pages 41-45
Sandra Brizga

10 Delivering priorities for the Gippsland Lakes through partnerships
Pages 46-53
Sean Phillipson

11 New ways of collaborating for improved catchment outcomes
Pages 54-64
Julie Francis

12 ALRS – Key observations and lessons associated with the role out of a state wide flood recovery program
Pages 65-71
Julian Martin and Jesse Webster

13 Applied Fluvial Geomorphology in the 21st Century: embracing a Waterway Asset Management approach
Pages 72-76
Penny Rogers and Leigh Smith

14 Dredging up the past: what are the current implications for Victorian rivers from historic gold dredging?
Pages 77-85
James Grove, Jodi Turnbull, Susan Lawrence, Peter Davies, Ian Rutherfurd and Ewen Silvester

15 Rates of bank erosion under natural and regulated flows in the Upper Murray River system – Khancoban Dam to Jingellic
Pages 86-93
Brett Phillips, Andrew Simon, Jennifer Hammond, Kimberly Artita and Elizabeth Pope

16 Rates of Bank Erosion under Different and Alternative-Flow Releases along the Mitta Mitta River – Developing Metrics to Limit Erosion Downstream from Dartmouth Dam
Pages 94-102
Andrew Simon, Jennifer Hammond, Kimberly Artita and Sarah Commens

17 Assessment of channel expansion and contraction using cross-section data from repeated LiDAR acquisitions in the Macquarie Marshes, NSW
Pages 103-110
Neda Yousefi, Tim Ralph, Hsing-Chung Chang, Paul Hesse and William Farebrother

18 Trialling the use of controlled burning for exotic vegetation management in novel riparian ecosystems
Pages 111-118
Rebecca Mabbott and Kirstie Fryirs

19 Causes and management of dieback in River Red Gum trees along Malcolm Creek, Craigieburn
Pages 119-126
Craig Clifton, Simon Treadwell and Ryan van den Hove

20 Oxley Creek Transformation – An overview of waterway issues and restoration strategies
Pages 127-136
Ben Pearson, Scott Chaseling, Tony Dickson and Shaun Leinster

21 Riparian fencing: can’t we just make them do it? No, and here’s why
Pages 137-146
Greg Peters

22 Restoring Riparian Resilience in the Mary River catchment – an integrated catchment management approach
Pages 147-157
Brad Wedlock, Tanzi Smith, Eva Ford and Sarah Grimish

23 When to break the habit: Adapting the FLOWS method for use in the highly modified Lower Broken Creek
Pages 158-165
Lisa Duncan, Simon Treadwell and Daniel Lovell

24 Lifting our gaze: improved environmental water management requires a landscape-scale approach
Pages 166-173
Andrew Sharpe

25 Maintaining drought refuge pools in the Wimmera River
Pages 174-181
Amanda Shipp and Greg Fletcher

26 Detection of long-term change in waterway health due to flow
Pages 182-188
Terry Chan, Ashley Sparrow, Nick Bond, Jennifer Hale, Greg Jenkins, Liz Morris and Suzanne Witteveen

27 Werribee River Ecohydraulics
Pages 189-197
Parvin Zavarei

28 Use of catchment carbon offsets to build climate resilience in catchments and help the water sector achieve zero net emissions
Pages 198-205
Craig Clifton, Kristin Moss, Kate Brunt, Chris Pitfield and Julie Rissman

29 Are trade-offs acceptable or just accepting defeat?
Pages 206-212
Glenn Browning

30 Collaborative water management in the Ringarooma River catchment Tasmania, Australia
Pages 213-222
Chris Cleary, Scott Hardie, Brigid Morrison and Andrew Aldridge

31 Imagine the Yarra: how community, legislation and land use planning is shaping the future of an iconic waterway
Pages 223-231
Karen White and Hannah Pexton

32 What happens to the stream when the coal mine closes – A cautionary tale for legislation, licencing and best practice
Pages 232-239
Ian Wright, Peter Davies and Phillip Lorenzelli

33 Bank-stabilising rock fillets increase diversity and abundance of macro invertebrate and meiofaunal communities in the Kalang estuary, NSW
Pages 240-247
Sam Lewis, Sarah Mika, Ben Vincent, Darren Ryder and John Schmidt

34 Understanding the evolution of floodplain channels by avulsion: An investigation on the floodplain of Murray River
Pages 248-255
Abdullah Baky, Ian Rutherfurd and Philip Marren

35 Channel erosion risk assessment of south east Queensland
Pages 256-264
Misko Ivezich and Danielle Udy

36 Managing erosion from vessel wash on a reach of the Murray River
Pages 265-271
Hugo Bowman and Kade Small

37 Mid-King Cooperative Avulsion Management
Pages 272-277
Andrew Briggs

38 Rehabilitation of the Nimmie-Caira
Pages 278-285
Ross Hardie

39 Seed germination traits of two common floodplain eucalypts: optimum germination temperatures and influence of leaf litter
Pages 286-293
Ben Vincent, Rhiannon Smith, Megan Good and Peter Clarke

40 From planting willows to pulling them out: The past, present and future of riparian management in Victoria
Pages 294-304
Peter Vollebergh and Jo Slijkerman

41 Development of the stream rehabilitation guidelines for Queensland
Pages 305-308
Luke McPhail, Michael Cheetham, Andrew Markham, Julian Martin, Andrew Brooks, Geoff Vietz, Ben Pearson, Jim Tait and Tim Pietsch

42 Is my river health intervention project working? Results and lessons learned from 10 years of riparian works monitoring in the Melbourne region
Pages 309-316
Apanie Wood, James Kaye, Monica Tewman and Bridie Velik-Lord

43 Evaluation and redirection of a long term broad scale river health monitoring program in Tasmania Australia
Pages 317-324
Scott Hardie, Christopher Bobbi and Adam Uytendaal

44 Tracking platypus populations through genetic fingerprints
Pages 325-335
Josh Griffiths, Anthony van Rooyen, Jean-Michel Benier, Rhys Coleman and Andrew Weeks

45 What Landholder is That? Tailoring Your Engagement Approach
Pages 336-341
Lori Gould

46 Georges River Aboriginal Riverkeeper Team: a model for successful engagement of Aboriginal communities in natural resource management of urban areas
Pages 342-349
Tony Wales and Vanessa Cavanagh

47 What’s in it for me – an evidence based approach to improve landholder adoption of riparian works
Pages 350-357
Rob Richards and Peter Vollebergh

48 When Perception and Evidence Based Practice Collide – Floodplain and Waterway Management in the aftermath of the 2016 Floods at St Marys, Tasmania
Pages 358-365
Julian Skipworth

49 Returning native fish to an urban creek in Logan
Pages 366-370
Barnaby Resch and Matt Moore

50 Using concreted stormwater channels for determining ‘worse case scenarios’ when assigning grades of relative condition to urban waterways
Pages 371-379
David Reid and Carl Tippler

51 Concrete Stormwater Channels: Urban Stream Wasteland or Supercharged Ecosystems?
Pages 380-385
Carl Tippler and David Reid

52 Setting Appropriate Goals for Urban Stream Restoration: A Case Study from Blacktown City Council
Pages 386-394
Carl Tippler, David Reid, Craig Bush, Michael Dean, Phillip Birtles and Nakia Belmer

53 Fish Passage Considerations for Retrofit of Base Flow Weir Gauges
Pages 395-405
Megan Holcomb and Matt Curtis

54 Groundwater the known unknown in floodplain management
Pages 406-413
Andrew Telfer, Alison Charles and Whendee Young

55 Predicting opening duration of intermittently open/closed estuaries in victoria
Pages 414-422
Sarah McSweeney, Justin Stout, Ian Rutherfurd and David Kennedy

56 When one model just isn’t enough
Pages 423-427
Danielle Udy

57 Which on-ground projects will give me the best environmental return?
Pages 428-435
Nick Marsh, Tory Grice, Adam Northey, Mark Silburn, Melanie Shaw, Grant Fraser and Dan Rattray

58 “Does anyone here speak water-ish?” – How the benefits of environmental flows get lost in translation
Pages 436-444
Sarina Loo

59 Flows, habitat, connectivity and cooperation: recovering native fish in northern Victoria
Pages 445-452
Phil Slessar

60 Environmental response of reconnecting billabongs along the Yarra River
Pages 453-460
Sarah Heard, Simon Treadwell and Sarah Gaskill

61 Warrego Hydrology: what is, what was and what might have been
Pages 461-468
Paul Frazier, Mark Southwell and Andrew Herron

62 Toorale environmental water delivery project: A case study in loaves and fishes
Pages 469-476
Ross Hardie and Amanda Shipp

63 The Presence of Illicit Compounds in the Hawkesbury-Nepean River System
Pages 477-483
Jason Reynolds, Bianca Russom and Michelle Ryan

64 Heavy metal contamination of water column from a coal mine waste water discharge resulting in mobilisation of metal contaminants to riparian vegetation. Wollangambe River, Blue Mountains Australia.
Pages 484-492
Nakia Belmer and Ian Wright

65 A web-based interface to visualize and model spatio-temporal variability of stream water quality
Pages 493-501
Danlu Guo, Anna Lintern, James Webb, Dongryeol Ryu, Shuci Liu, Ulrike Bende-Michl, Paul Leahy, David Waters, Malcolm Watson, Paul Wilson and Andrew Western

66 Data versus desktop: an assessment of the severity of cold water pollution in the Swampy Plains and Murray Rivers below Khancoban Dam
Pages 502-508
Elizabeth Pope and Andrew Nolan

67 Planning for future wastewater discharges to streams in urban-growth areas, Tasmania
Pages 509-514
Bonnie Bonneville, Royce Aldred and Jo Oliver

68 Benefits and challenges of incorporating spatially-explicit quantitative modelling and action prioritisation in Melbourne Water’s Healthy Waterways Strategy
Pages 515-522
Rhys Coleman, Yung En Chee and Christopher Walsh

69 Multi site environmental water planning in South Australia using ewater source
Pages 523-530
Claire Sims, Matt Gibbs, Rebecca Turner, Tracey Steggles and Adrienne Rumbelow

70 Using Aquatic Habitat Mapping to prioritise on-ground investment
Pages 531-537
Bruce Christie, Clayton Miller, Mick Callan and Rod Price

71 Urban Streamflow Evaluation and Amelioration Method: A New Approach for Waterway Protection and Rehabilitation
Pages 538-545
Geoff Vietz, Carl Tippler and Kathy Russell

72 Prioritising Kayak Access on the Yarra River
Pages 546-553
Chris Dwyer and Dan Green

73 Innovative solutions to alluvial gully remediation: a case study from the Great Barrier Reef catchments
Pages 554-566
Lynise Wearne, Damon Telfer, Delwyn Windridge and Sunny Behzadnia

74 A comparison of methods for measuring water quality improvements from gully rehabilitation in Great Barrier Reef catchments
Pages 567-574
Andrew Brooks, John Spencer, Nicholas Doriean, Tim Pietsch and Jorg Hacker

75 Addressing gully erosion in the Great Barrier Reef catchments: priorities and progress
Pages 575-582
Scott Wilkinson, Peter Hairsine and Aaron Hawdon

76 Costs of achieving the water quality targets for the Great Barrier Reef
Pages 583-588
Steve Skull, Tony Weber, Jim Binney and Mark Stacey

77 Hope for the best, plan for the worst: Managing sediment input in the upper catchment whilst preparing for avulsion at the mouth.
Pages 589-596
Michael Cheetham and Julian Martin

78 Local scale interventions accelerate recovery at the tail of a bedload pulse
Pages 597-606
Alex Sims and Ian Rutherfurd

79 Looking through Goggles – The Murray River from a different perspective – A short film
Page 607
Ben Berry and Robert Nugent

80 Urban streams and sediments: informing better management through recent findings
Pages 608-614
Kathryn Russell, Geoff Vietz and Tim Fletcher

81 Were load-based stormwater objectives a necessary mistake to progress water sensitive urban design?
Pages 615-621
Andrew O’Neill, Glenn Browning and Tony Weber

82 Managing urban streams: change the channel or change the flow?
Pages 622-629
Desmond Anim, Geoff Vietz, Tim Fletcher, Gregory Pasternack and Matthew Burns

83 Did it work? Do the landholders value and manage it? Is it still there? Setting the standard for follow-up riparian inspections and landholder engagement
Pages 630-638
Bron Gwyther, Peter Vollebergh and Jon Leevers

84 Georges Riverkeeper – 40 years in the making
Pages 639-648
Beth Salt, David Reid, Tony Wales and Lisa Smith

85 Supporting and connecting community through restoration- Why the Rivers of Carbon model works for Landcare
Pages 649-652
Mary Bonet

86 Benefits of the Mary River catchment Waterwatch Program for integrated stream management and monitoring outcomes
Pages 653-663
Jess Dean

87 Derivation of site-specific water quality objectives within a highly disturbed Tasmanian catchment
Pages 664-672
Marie Bigot and Ross Smith

88 Is geochemical contamination from urban development contributing to weed invasions in high conservation value wetlands
Pages 673-680
Rani Carroll, Ian Wright and Jason Reynolds

89 Community triggers EPA action to address river water pollution caused by inflow of coal mine waste water
Pages 681-688
Benjamin Green, Nakia Belmer, Rani Carroll, Katherine Morrison and Ian Wright

90 A five-year investigation of water pollution in a small stream due to stream channel fracturing that was triggered by subsidence from underground coal mining
Pages 689-690
Katherine Morrison, Ian Wright and Jason Reynold

91 It’s a good news story! Tracking geomorphic recovery of rivers in eastern New South Wales as part of process-based river management
Pages 691-704
Kirstie Fryirs, Gary Brierley, Fergus Hancock, Tim Cohen, Andrew Brooks, Ivars Reinfelds, Nick Cook and Allan Raine

92 Towards identifying geomorphic rarity and vulnerability use of River Styles in high ecological value aquatic ecosystems
Pages 705-712
Fergus Hancock and Kirstie Fryirs

93 Maribyrnong river erosion control project floating boom trial
Pages 713-720
Zoe Samson and Michael Bain

94 Gully erosion control activities in the Mary River catchment
Pages 721-726
Shaun Fisher, Bec Watson, Belinda Wedlock and Brad Wedlock

95 Maintenance of WSUD Assets – “The good, The bad and The ugly”
Pages 727-738
Niloo Tara

96 The Challenges Faced in Naturalising Channelised/Urbanised Waterways Extend Far Beyond the Physical Design of a Functioning Waterway
Pages 739-743
Chris Dwyer, Sarah Watkins, Aaron Broadway and Adam Hall

97 Habitat improvement and creation for threatened dwarf galaxias (Galaxiella pusilla) along the Dandenong Creek corridor in the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne
Pages 744-751
Rhys Coleman, Jenny Butcher, Jonathon Mclean, Amanda Shipp and Andrew Weeks

98 Water quality and ecological recovery of a mountain stream after 60 years of receiving sewage effluent
Pages 752-761
Ian Wright, Katherine Morrison and Michelle Ryan

99 Reflection on the achievements of River Health Incentives Program: 22 years of partnering with community to improve waterway health
Pages 762-770
Lizzie Younger and Anna Zsoldos

100 Design Your Creek Week – Community co-design to for a 1.6 km waterway naturalisation project.
Pages 771-778
Alan Hoban, Amalie Wright, Ben Walker and Geoff Vietz

101 What to do when your data doesn’t tell the whole picture..?
Pages 779-782
Simon Laird

102 Wodonga regional waterway action plan: a community led waterway action plan
Pages 783-789
Tom Atkin, Julian Martin and James Kaye

103 Ecosystem productivity of a wet-dry tropics wetland system: Establishing a baseline understanding for conservation
Pages 790-797
Danelle Agnew, Kirstie Fryirs, Tim Ralph and Tsuyoshi Kobayashi

104 The Importance of Swampy Meadows
Pages 798-801
Mick Callan

105 Challenges of improving the connectivity of an abandoned Yarra River water course
Pages 802-810
Ashley Roberts

106 Using redundant drainage infrastructure to protect vulnerable wetlands
Pages 811-818
Steve Wickson and Elizabeth Johnston

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