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Friday, November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The RBMS Awards Gala Dinner is on again! This night to remember will be held on Friday 11 November 2022 on Wurundjeri Country at the amazing Leopard Lodge, Melbourne Zoo, Parkville.


We acknowledge the deep and ongoing connection of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation to this land and its waters, and their ongoing custodianship of it. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.


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Awards and People’s Choice

Award nominations are now closed.

Thanks to everyone who voted for their favourite waterway project in the People’s Choice awards. Voting has now closed.

You can still view all the nominations we received here.

The winner and people’s choice for each award category will be announced at the Awards Gala.



Photo of Alanta Colley

We have the hilarious Alanta Colley joining us again for the evening. Alanta is a comedian, science communicator and story teller from Melbourne. With a background in International public health, her first solo science comedy show ‘Parasites Lost’ sold out its entire run at Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2017 and has been enjoyed by audiences in Adelaide, Perth, Sydney and for the Gates Foundation in Seattle. Her second solo show ‘Days of our Hives’ about bee keeping and bee losing attracted more bee keepers than any other show at comedy festival. She’s toured nationally with her science comedy debate series ‘Sci Fight’, was a recipient of the ‘Inspiring Australia’ Science Arts Grant in 2019, and is a regular guest on ABC radio. She’s appeared on ABC TV News and in Frankie Magazine. She also moderates for the Transitions Film Festival.

Let's Torque logo

This year Alanta will be accompanied by an up-and-coming science communicator from Let’s Torque. Let’s Torque is a premier Science Communication organisation run by undergraduate students for undergraduate students. We comprise volunteers from universities across Victoria, and recently expanded to Western Australia. Our mission is to take STEM to Australian high schools and universities, focusing on impact and STEMployability. We run a series of student workshops and an annual public speaking competition. Through this, we aim to show the real-world potential of STEM solutions, build confidence and communication skills, and connect students with STEM organisations and industry professionals.

Recovery Yarra River paddle – Cancelled

Unfortunately due to unpredictable conditions post-flooding we have had to cancel the Yarra River paddle scheduled for November 12th. All tickets are being refunded in full. We hope to run this event during better conditions soon!


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RBMS Awards Poster

With special thanks to our sponsors!

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RBMS Awards Gala Organising Committee

Kathy Russell (Chair) – University of Melbourne (VIC)

Ali Miller – Water Technology (SA)

Rhiannon Hughes – Soil Conservation Service (NSW)

Penny Rogers – Melbourne Water (VIC)

Janice Taylor – Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VIC)

Ben Pearson – Hydrobiology (QLD)

Jacqui Lloyd – Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (VIC)

Event Agency – Evise

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Date: November 11

Time: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Event Category:

Organiser: River Basin Management Society


What an incredible occasion to bring together people from different places and perspectives with a shared caring for country and our catchments in Australia.

At the RBMS Awards Gala our community comes together in recognition of the outstanding contributions that have been made to waterways and catchment management in Australia.

Learn more about the RBMS Awards here

Australian Stream Management Conference

The Australian Stream Management (ASM) Conference is an opportunity to share knowledge and learning in stream and integrated catchment management. It provides a collaborative forum for discussion and debate on new and emerging issues, practical challenges encountered, experimental research findings, emerging trends and recent innovations.

Learn more about the ASM Conference here

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