Thursday, March 20, 2008

Preparing for visiting the West Coast

Hi, Claire here, just a quick post to update on the imminent departure for Bridgetown in Western Australia. The K4RNRM program is sponsoring the WA State Natural Resource Management Conference from 31 Mar - 3 April.

We'll have a stand at the conference (number 15) so if you're there, please drop by. We're hoping to talk to more people from the regions who might be interested in Regional Knowledge Strategies and we'll be showing the NRM Toolbar up on a tv too.

Nerida is speaking about our work on Tuesday 1st April at 1:30pm.

So, back to my packing of boxes for the courier! Can't wait to visit WA!

Monday, March 17, 2008

First Regional Knowledge Leaders training well received

Participants have described the first Regional Knowledge Leaders training workshop, which was held in Brisbane on 6-7 March, as excellent. Regional Knowledge Leaders training sessions are being conducted across Australia between March and May. The training is designed to enable regionally based people to facilitate Regional Knowledge Strategies using the resources in this Regional Knowledge Resource Kit.

Have you registered for the training in your State/Territory? Register now to avoid missing out - click here to find out more.

The Brisbane Regional Knowledge leaders training workshop was organised through the Friends of the Regional Knowledge Resource Kit and was hosted with the assistance of the Queensland Regional NRM Groups Collective and the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Water (NRW).

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

ABARE Outlook 2008

Photo: Claire Harris, Michael Robinson (Executive Director, LWA), Nerida Hart at the LWA stand at ABARE.

The K4RNRM team has just spent 2 days at the ABARE Outlook 2008 conference.

Apart from hearing some very interesting speakers the Knowledge for Regional NRM Program shared a booth with LWA and the National Land and Water Resources Audit.

We had lots of interest in the Program from the various State Government Departments who were attending and a selection of Research and Development Corporations. It is amazing to hear about all the databases and information sources which we will be linking in behind the NRM Toolbar.

We are always on the lookout for relevant new content to add to the coverage of the NRM search engine.

Our next posting will be after our first Queensland Knowledge Leaders training on March 6-7,2008.