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'The Successes and Failures of River Murray Works - A Technical Tour'

Date: Wed 18th March | Time: 9am - 4.30pm
Meeting point: River Deck Café, 48 Noreuil Parade, South Albury NSW 2640
Cost: IECA member $90 (ex GST), Non-member $150 (ex GST)
PDH: 7 credits

IECA Australasia is again excited to be working with the NSW Soil Conservation Service to bring you this technical tour looking at the rehabilitation work carried out on the Murray River in southern NSW. Ben Berry (SCS Program Coordinator – River Murray Works Program) and Kade Small (Environmental Officer – River Murray Works Program) will be guiding us on the day. Both have a wealth of knowledge regarding the River Murray Works Program.

The day will be jam packed with information and we will get the chance to look at the following structures on site.

  • Log revetment structures
  • Rock revetment structures
  • Bed control structures
  • Timber pile fields (timber groynes)
  • Riparian fencing
  • Revegetation works (aquatic and terrestrial)
  • Engineered log jam structure
  • Monitoring of local erosion processes

Make sure you take this opportunity to learn from Ben and Kade. As the title suggests they will be sharing the things that worked and those that didn’t. Both have unique experience in this area.

Ben has been involved in Riverwork Rehabilitation projects since 1999 after completing his Bachelor of Environmental Science degree at Charles Sturt University in Thurgoona. Initially Ben worked on the Kiewa River in Victoria whilst working as a Senior Ranger with Parklands Albury Wodonga, however now spends the majority of his time working on the Murray River between the Hume Dam and Lake Mulwala after joining the Hume Dam to Lake Mulwala River Murray Works Program in 2007. In this time Ben has coordinated the implementation of over 20 million dollars of erosion control works, and has had the unique opportunity to monitor the success and failure of works throughout this time. Ben has also been involved with various other monitoring projects in this time some of which include the impacts of rise and fall and vessel wash on bank stability.

Kade joined the Hume Dam to Lake Mulwala River Murray Works Program in late 2017 after spending the best part of a decade working in several locations across eastern Australia in the wider NRM industry. Kade now undertakes much of the planning and monitoring works associated with implementing the River Murray Works Program. Additionally, Kade focuses heavily on investigating and monitoring the local erosion processes along the River Murray in an effort to improve design and efficiency of streamside rehabilitation techniques.


18th Mar 20

Venue Albury, NSW

Registrations Open 21st Jan 20 12:00 AM

Registrations Close 18th Mar 20 11:59 PM

Cost AU $ 150

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