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Floodplain revegetation can alleviate flood severity (UK)

A study by an international team of scientists, led by the Universities of Birmingham and Southampton in the UK has shown that strategic planting of trees on floodplains could reduce the height of flooding in towns downstream by up to 20 percent, according to research published in the journal Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.

6th National NRM Knowledge Conference (National)

The 6th National NRM Knowledge Conference is being held in Coffs Harbour on June 6-8 2016. The theme this year is People, Planet and Profits. Field Trips will explore projects ranging from innovative riverine management in the Upper Orara River, to agricultural and horticultural production in the Coffs hinterland, the complexity of the Bellinger River & Coffs Creek estuary, a look at the precious World Heritage Rainforest at Dorrigo and culturally significant headlands including the unique Muttonbird Island. The full conference programme is available on the  conference website.

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