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Geotechnical and Hydrogeological Engineering Research Group (GHERG)

School of Engineering, Information Technology and Physical Sciences

Stable Landforms, Fire and Recovery Implications for the Gippsland Region webinar

GHERG held the Stable Landforms, Fire and Recovery Implications for the Gippsland Region webinar on 3 September 2020.

In Gippsland, the landscape has many uses including agriculture, forestry, and mining. To ensure the ongoing productivity of our region, we need sustainable land management practices, which will also serve the community and protect the environment. Moreover, our land management needs to consider the ever-present threat of fire and droughts, and their social, environmental and economic impacts.

Hear from three leading landform stability experts about:

  • planning for the consequences of fire as a threat to our landscapes, as well as planning for landform stability and productivity
  • strategies for constructing landforms for rehabilitation following mining and the use of erosion as a criteria for monitoring success of rehabilitation including agriculture
  • restoration of fire-affected natural environments and the vegetation recovery potential of mine rehabilitated sites.

Each of the presentations made on the day can be viewed below:

Dr Rob Loch: Principles for Constructing Stable Landforms in Mining and Surrounding Landform Environments

Phill McKenna: Rehabilitation Strategies of Fire-affected Natural Environments

Associate Professor Gary Sheridan: Fire and Its Effect on Land Use and Stability in South East Australia