Regional Estuaries Initiative https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au Managing estuaries for the long term Mon, 02 Dec 2019 03:31:03 +0800 en-AU hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/cropped-favicon-32x32.png Regional Estuaries Initiative https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au 32 32 REI a winner at WA Water Awards https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/rei-a-winner-at-wa-water-awards/ Mon, 02 Dec 2019 03:10:27 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=5490 The recently opened Centennial Park Wetland took out the Graham Healy Water Sensitive Urban Design Award at the Australian Water Association Western Australian Water Awards 2019. Covering 1.1 hectares and fully accessible by the public, the wetland was recognised for its integrated design approach which balanced traditional hydraulic and drainage ... Read More

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New Healthy Rivers website https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/new-healthy-rivers-website/ Fri, 29 Nov 2019 04:00:30 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=5486 A new website developed as part of the Healthy Rivers Program highlights the importance of river health to the ecosystem. The Healthy Rivers Program supports the Regional Estuaries Initiative (REI), assessing the health of rivers throughout the REI catchments. The new website includes detailed data about each assessment site, including ... Read More

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System design solutions showcased in the South West https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/system-design-solutions-showcased-in-the-south-west/ Thu, 28 Nov 2019 02:28:34 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=5479 Western Australia’s South West dairy farms took centre stage at a recent agricultural training course, with livestock effluent system designers from across the nation in attendance to view different technologies in action. Seven participants travelled from Western Australia, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania to attend the four-day accredited training course delivered ... Read More

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Upcoming Estuary Forums https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/upcoming-estuary-forums/ Thu, 03 Oct 2019 06:07:08 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=5453 You can discover what is happening in local waterways at our annual estuary forums, held across the South West and South Coast in mid-October. Hosted by local catchment groups in partnership with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s (DWER) Regional Estuaries Initiative, the forums include updates on the science ... Read More

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Partnerships for Smarter Farming https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/partnerships-for-smarter-farming/ Wed, 03 Jul 2019 04:09:07 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=5235 Thirty-six fertiliser trials will be established across the South West over the next three years to test phosphorus requirements under local conditions, and with new pasture species, as part of the Smart Farming Partnership project. The trials will explore innovative technology and practices to improve nutrient use efficiency on grazing ... Read More

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Join our Accu-Spread demonstration days! https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/join-our-accu-spread-demonstration-days/ Thu, 23 May 2019 08:29:03 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=5139 Did you know that the majority of fertiliser spreaders deliver highly variable spread patterns? This compromises production rates and farm profitability as some areas within the paddock receive too much fertiliser and others too little. Understanding the spread pattern of your fertiliser spreader when using different products can result in ... Read More

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New approach to seagrass resilience https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/new-approach-to-seagrass-resilience/ Thu, 02 May 2019 04:32:41 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=5086 The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s resident seagrass expert Dr Kieryn Kilminster, is building worldwide understanding of what it means for seagrass to be resilient. Seagrass meadows are an important part of estuarine ecosystems, providing habitat and food for birds and marine life, and contributing to good water and ... Read More

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Farmers turn to science for fertiliser advice https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/farmers-turn-to-science-for-fertiliser-advice/ Tue, 30 Apr 2019 07:04:19 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=5072 A large number of farms in the South West and South Coast are expected to save money on fertiliser after testing has revealed a bank of excess phosphorus in soils. Now in its ninth year, the soil testing program – currently supported by the $20 million Regional Estuaries Initiative – ... Read More

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Working together to optimise fertiliser use https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/working-together-to-optimise-fertiliser-use/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:17:11 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=4900 Farmer and fertiliser industry meetings were held in Busselton on Wednesday, 22 August 2018 to identify ways to optimise fertiliser use and reduce nutrient loss off farms. Beef and dairy grazing producing properties are the biggest contributors of nutrients into Regional Estuaries Initiative estuaries, making farmers and the fertiliser industry ... Read More

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Innovative revegetation in Oyster Harbour https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/innovative-revegetation-in-oyster-harbour/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:12:00 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=4897 Bruce Radys from Oyster Harbour Catchment Group has been using an innovative machine to improve the efficiency, speed and reduce costs of revegetating in the Kalgan River catchment. A special Commercial Native Vegetation Seeder (CommVeg) gives a reliable method of directly seeding the banks of waterways that is much cheaper ... Read More

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