Memberships and Subscriptions

To stay up to date with current methods, innovations, legislation, policy, industry trends, etc, it is essential to maintain an active presence in relevant industry organisations, associations and to attend industry events.  At Aquatica Environmental, we maintain key memberships and subscriptions for this purpose.  We also attend relevant industry events in order to stay abreast of the latest news, technology and training.  

Listed below are just some of the organisations, membership and events that we are involved with.

Memberships

 

Australian Marine Sciences Association

Member since 2008
The Asutralian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA) is a national non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting marine science and coordinating discussion and debate of marine issues in Australia.  AMSA has been active since 1962 and it is the largest and most broadly representative national professional body of marine scientists in Australia, with a multi-disciplinary membership of about 850.  AMSA has three main objectives:
  • to promote, develop and assist in the study of all branches of marine science in Australia;
  • provide for the exchange of information and ideas between those concerned with marine science; and
  • engage in public debate where we have specialist knowledge.

Native Fish Australia

Member since 2009
Native Fish Australia (NFA) is a volunteer organisation that is open to anyone who cares about the well-being of Australia's native freshwater fish and the rivers, streams and other waterways that they inhabit.  NFA is funded through membership subscriptions and donations from individuals and other organisations.

Ecological Society of Australia

Member since 2015
The Ecological Society of Australia Incorporated (ESA) is the peak group of ecologists in Australia, with over 1500 members from all states and territories.The Ecological Society of Australia has an impressive 50 year history supporting ecologists, promoting ecology and ecological research. We aim to create a community of knowledge and understanding amongst ecologists, and reach out to those working in related fields. We invite you to join us in our efforts to promote the scientific study of all organisms in relation to their environment, and encourage the application of ecological principles in the development, use and conservation of Australia's natural resources.

Australian Society for Fish Biology

Member since 2008
The objectives of the Australian Society for Fish Biology (ASFB) are to promote the study of fish and fisheries in Australia, particularly research and educational activities, and to provide a medium for the interchange of information between those studying fishes.  The Australian Society for Fish Biology is a professional, independent, non-profit, non-commercial and non-aligned organisation.

Australian Society for Limnology

Member since 2008
ASL is Australia’s major professional association for scientists and managers of inland waters, including rivers, streams, lakes, reservoirs and estuaries. The goal of ASL is to advance freshwater science and its understanding through fostering the interdisciplinary exchange of scientific information among its membership, as well as more broadly to other professional Societies, agencies, government and the general public. This is achieved through an Annual Congress, regular publication of a Newsletter, local events run by members, and this website.

River Basin Management Society

Member since 2011
The RBMS is a representative body for professionals working with land, water and natural resource management in Australia.  The RBMS recognises, promotes and disseminates advances in the natural resource management industry as well as providing independent professional advocacy and comment.  The RBMS encourages education, training, research and development for its members and the industry through funding and partnerships. 

 

Yarra Riverkeepers Association

Member since 2015

Formed in 2004, the Yarra Riverkeeper Association is theprimary ‘voice of the river’. 
YRKA monitors the Yarra’s health, and keeps track of the many activities affecting it. YRKA runs river tours and gives presentations to educate students, community groups, government and businesses about the need for us all to protect this vital asset. YRKA tells the river’s stories, highlighting its heritage and wonders, as well as its challenges.
Aquatica Environmental's director, Aaron Jenkin, is the YRKA scientific advisor.

 

Werribbee River Association

Member since 2015
The Werribee River Association (WRIVA) is a 'friends of' group which has interests in the natural environment and human health. WRIVA began its life in Werribee Township in 1981, with a view to protect and enhance the natural environment of the Werribee River. WRIVA understood that the whole of the river was important, and has acted strategically and practically in an effort to gain support for the whole of the Werribee catchment. Based in Werribee, WRIVA works locally with Wyndham City Council, Melbourne Water, and Parks Victoria, and also engages itself in whole of catchment and wider initiatives.
Aquatica Environmental's director, Aaron Jenkin, provides scientific advise and support to the WRIVA.

 

Australian River Restoration Centre

Member since 2014
The Australian River Restoration Centre (ARRC) is a not-for-profit organisation that brings together people to work on river and knowledge sharing projects.  The ARRC believes in sharing knowledge, restoring and protecting rivers for all to enjoy, and valuing people and the work they do.

Subscriptions

 

RipRap magazine

The RipRap magazine celebrates Australia’s wonderful and diverse riverine environments by featuring science and stories about different river management topics including fish, river health, environmental water and river management.
 

FISH magazine

FISH is the official magazine of the Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC).  It is published quarterly in March, June, September and December.
 

Events

 

18th River Symposium 2015

July 5-9 2015

Aquatica will be attending the 18th River Symposium, so if you are also going, shoot us an email so that we can catch up.

"The theme for the 2015 International Riversymposium “Healthy Rivers – Healthy Economies” is a wonderful opportunity to engage with the multitude of businesses and organisations who contribute to and benefit from the wise management of rivers and their catchments. Water has risen high on the business agenda and a decline in freshwater quality and quantity was judged the greatest risk facing the globe at the 2015 World Economic Forum. The contribution that healthy rivers make to our economies and wellbeing is extraordinary, but often taken for granted."

 

52nd AMSA Conference 2015

July 21-24 September 2015
Aquatica will be attending the conference, so if you are also going, shoot us an email so that we can catch up.

"From the upper reaches of urban estuaries to the remote seas of the Southern ocean, marine science enables us to understand, conserve and sustainably manage our marine world. The focus of the 2015 AMSA conference, “Estuaries to Oceans” encompasses the importance of transitions, boundaries and connectivity in the dynamics of marine systems.

‘There are some exciting changes to the format of this year’s conference with the introduction of E-poster talks and a more focused approach to themes and symposia.  See the program overview and presentations sections for more details.

The conference will be held on the shores of Port Phillip Bay, at Deakin University’s Waterfront campus in the central business district of Geelong. Originally built as woolstores in 1893, the buildings have been extensively renovated to create a modern and impressive campus centre. Geelong is Victoria’s largest regional city and is the gateway to the Great Ocean Road, beautiful surf beaches and an amazing wine region."

Fyke Netting Guideline Workshop

2014
This workshop was held by DEPI, bringing together the key fish, platypus and turtle ecologsist in Victoria to begin the development of the new Victorian Fyke Netting Guidlines.