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Water movement in the drylands (Fowlers Gap)


14 May 2019 8:00 am - 15 May 2019 3:00 pm


Arid Zone Research Station
Fowlers Gap via Broken Hill


Local Landcare Coordinator
Kate O'Connor 0447 912 534 or


Geomorphology is the study of landscape processes: how the country evolved to its present form, and how it operates in the present day. In places where water is limited, the landforms that distribute water are the drivers of all ecosystems and productivity.

This geomorphology short course for landholders will take participants through the science of how rangeland rivers and plains shape each other, and what that means for land management.

The course covers principles of water movement, key landscape types and how they work, and ways to examine the broad-scale water movement features on your property.

The presenter, Dr Gresley Wakelin-King, will lead discussions around how landscape processes relate to the intended and unintended outcomes of human activities, with course content relevant for landholders looking towards on-ground works, landholders involved with or interested the Ecosystems Management of Understanding, diversification and property planning.

This course is being run by Western Landcare through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.

Additional courses will be held in Cobar and the Wentworth/Balranald area in the middle of the year with details TBC.