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The Alouette River Management Society (ARMS) was formed as a society in 1993. The primary focus of ARMS, at that time, was to negotiate with BC Hydro an increase in the river’s base flow from the Alouette Dam. This would require changes to the management of the Alouette Dam and Hydro’s methods of flow releases. This goal was achieved in 1996, when the base river flow release was increased by fivefold.

The Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative (AWLI) is a not-for-profit organization and land trust. Its mission is to work across state boundaries to protect and enhance the Wolf Lake watershed. AWLI was formed in late 1999 as a collaboration of the Calumet Ecological Park Association and Friends of Wolf Lake,

The Big Bend Conservation Alliance (BBCA) is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the Big Bend as one of the last great, unspoiled places in Texas. The BBCA was formed in September of 2014 in response to concerns about fracking and the Trans-Pecos Pipeline.

The aim of the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee (MRCCC) is to promote within the community and through interested sectors, a common view of a sustainable and productive catchment. Key roles which promote the MRCCC’s nonregulatory and cooperative approach ...

Ten percent of the world’s cotton is produced in the Xinjiang region in northwestern China. Irrigating the cotton fields, however, is causing ecological problems. After many years of research, a team of international researchers headed by Prof. Markus Disse at the Technical University of Munich (TUM)...

 

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Community and government efforts are underway to revive the Gomti River – an important tributary of the Ganga in India’s state of Uttar Pradesh (UP). The Gomti River is a major source of drinking water for more than 3.5 million people,

"In this episode of Thrive podcast, we head to Northern Myanmar where filmmaker Douglas Varchol reports from the field. Varchol joins a research team from the project on Working together for a better Kachin landscape."

The Catawba River has been designated as one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers three times (#1 in 2008, #5 in 2013 and #13 in 2000). The Southern Environmental Law Center and The Union of Concerned Scientists have ranked the Catawba in nationwide Top 10 lists for stressed and endangered rivers.

Only 1% of the earth’s water is available fresh water. The Yadkin River is the principal hydrological artery of the central Carolina region. The river is threatened by industrial pollution and poor management. Yadkin Riverkeeper promotes, protects, and advocates for the river and the communities that depend on it.

The Essex Rivers Hub is a partnership initiative led by Essex Wildlife Trust, Essex Biodiversity Project and the Environment Agency. The aim of this site is to provide a portal for sharing information about Essex rivers, and to show the results of river corridor surveys and project work aimed at achieving good ecological status for rivers in Essex.

"We are a non-profit group that is dedicated to the health of our local watershed along the Cimarron River. We have members from several municipalities, government agencies, and local citizens that all participate in keeping our watershed healthy. We would love to have you join in our monthly discussions and learn more about what our goals and upcoming projects hope to accomplish.

"In Muskoka, we know with our heads that water is the key to our economy and our quality of life. With our hearts, we cherish the splendor of our lakes and rivers".The Muskoka Watershed Council's goal is to preserve and enhance the air, water and terrestrial ecosystems of the watersheds in Muskoka for the environmental, health, economic, spiritual and intrinsic values they provide.

The Takshanuk Watersheds have supported local residents for thousands of years with a rich and abundant fishery. Five species of pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus sp.) have evolved in the mountainous landscape over thousands of years. The Chilkat, Chilkoot and Ferebee Rivers flow from headwaters in British Columbia and the Yukon Territories of Canada, into the fjords of the Upper Lynn Canal.

The Ganga River is a symbol of faith, heritage and civilization. Its basin, with a 1.09 million km2 area and over 600 million people, generates approximately 40% of India’s GDP. Traversing over 2,500 km, the Ganga provides an extensive range of ecosystem services to riverine communities; water for cities and agriculture; fish production; recreational uses; and important sites for religious purposes to name a few.

The South Eastern River Basin District Project is the first project set up in Ireland to support the implementation of the Water Framework Directive. The project, which is funded by the National Development Plan, commenced in April 2002. This website outlines the progress of the South Eastern River Basin District Project in implementing the Water Framework Directive. ...

Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition is a group of organizations and individuals working to support conservation and stewardship of natural, scenic, historic, and public access of the Belfast Bay watershed through research, community-building and education.

Officially incorporated in 1995, the Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustaining good water quality in streams, lakes and rivers that flow into the Hiwassee River. The upper Hiwassee River watershed boundary includesalmost all of a 4-county area: Cherokee and Clay counties in North Carolina and Towns and Union counties in north Georgia...

A sahelian floodplain and lake which qualifies under the representative Criterion (embodying all of the diverse flora and fauna of both the Sahel and Sudan), the 20,000 waterfowl Criterion for at least three species (Philomachus pugnax, Anas querquedula, and Dendrocygna viduata), and the fish Criteria ...

The aims of the Trust are to promote and support initiatives designed to conserve, enhance and develop our fisheries for the enjoyment of current and future generations, and to preserve a valuable part of our natural heritage."We achieve our objectives by providing advice, carrying out research, ...

The Maru Research Center is an independent research station located on the northern shore of Lake Malawi. In association with Aquanuts Divers, local fishers and other Malawian organizations we conduct research and monitoring programs on Lake Malawi. "Our goal is to be a Center at which Malawians and people...

Five Countries (Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia andSlovenia) and their ministries responsible for environment and nature conservation signed a joint declaration to establish the Transboundary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve "Mura-Drava-Danube".

MCCG is an incorporated volunteer organization that operates under Articles of Association, with the following objectives: To work with the Brisbane City Council towards the implementation of the actions recommended in the Catchment Management Plan published by BCC in June 1997;

The extensive floodplains of two lowland rivers, including oxbow lakes, bogs, fens, forested peatlands, and lakes. Vegetation includes natural and artificial forests of various types and extensive floodplain meadows. Plant and animal diversity is high, with over 800 species of vascular plants and 58 species of mammals in the area.

Natural coastal wetland with dominant thorn scrubs and low deciduous forest vegetation, and in the surroundings, coastal dunes, seagrass beds and mangroves. Three of the 7 species of marine turtles registered in Mexico hatch their eggs in these beaches: Lepidochelys olivacea, Dermochelys coriacea, and Chelonia agassizi.

A small brackish lake (220ha) and associated lakes in eastern Mongolia within a unique landscape combining wetlands, steppe and sand dunes, located in the strip between the south steppe and Gobi zones. This lake district is based in the wind-scoured lowlands of extinct volcanoes and known as Dariganga.

A chain of four saline lakes at the foot of the Gobi Altai, ranging from 1100m to 1235m in altitude. The lakes are shallow, with a saucer-shaped depth profile, and vary considerably in size both seasonally and from year to year. These lakes are known to be an important staging area for migratory waterfowl,

A complex wetland system including grassland, marshes, lakes, and forests, contiguous with Russia to the south across the Songacha River. The site, at the northern end of the large lake, provides important breeding habitat for a number of globally threatened species, including the endangered Grus japonensis,

The Russian portion of an extensive coastline, a transborder freshwater lake (with China), and adjacent floodplains, subject to periodic fluctuations. A diverse aquatic and marsh vegetation is supported, as are several relict plant species surviving since the Tertiary era. An important area for breeding, feeding and staging birds, including globally threatened and endemic species.

The Westcountry Rivers Trust, in collaboration with DEFRA and the Rivers Trust, has developed a method for undertaking stakeholder-led spatial visualisation of ecosystem services provisioning areas across a catchment landscape.During this participatory process, ...

The Westcountry Rivers Trust is an environmental charity established in 1995 to secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of the rivers, streams, watercourses and water impoundments in the Westcountry and to advance the education of the public in the management of water.

"East Anglian rivers are a great resource for leisure – walkers, photographers, anglers and canoeists to name a few – and for wildlife. They are also essential water sources for drinking and for agriculture. But our rivers are not always as healthy as they should be, so our mission...

St. Croix River Association’s (SCRA) mission is to protect, restore and celebrate the St. Croix River and its watershed. With an approach based on partnerships, SCRA is working to realize a vision for the St. Croix as a place where rivers run free and clean, a diverse habitat sustains our unique and diverse flora and fauna...

Mississippi Valley Conservancy is a regional, non-profit land trust based in La Crosse that has permanently conserved more than 16,000 acres of blufflands, prairies, wetlands, and streams in southwestern Wisconsin since its founding in 1997.

The Eastern River Basin District incorporates all or part of twelve Local Authority areas: Dublin City, Meath, Kildare, Wicklow, Cavan, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal, Offaly, South Dublin, Westmeath, Louth and a small portion of Wexford.

Le complexe de zones humides Mangoky-Ihotry se trouve dans la province de Toliara. D’une superficie de 315 000 ha, il fait partie du District de Morombe, sur la côte sud-ouest de Madagascar. Le Complexe assure la connectivité des aires protégées dans le sud-ouest de Madagascar (Kirindy-Mite, Menabe, Mikea, Tsimanampetsotsa),

The Betsiboka Estuary on the northwest coast of Madagascar is the mouth of Madagascar’s largest river and one of the world’s fast-changing coastlines. Nearly a century of extensive logging of Madagascar’s rainforests and coastal mangroves has resulted in nearly complete clearing of the land and fantastic rates of erosion. After every heavy rain, the bright red soils are washed from the hillsides into the streams and rivers to the coast.

The Pelly River flows through the Traditional Territory of the Kaska Dena people, who have lived with this land for thousands of years. Prior to the building of the Robert Campbell Highway in the mid-20th century, the Pelly and other waterways of the region were important travel routes, including for early explorers and traders...

To achieve flood protection in the Maritsa River Basin, Greece and Turkey have been forced to take preventative measures. However, these actions have been taken unilaterally making the Maritsa River Basin an example of poor international and transboundary water management.

The Willandra Lakes Region is an extensive area that contains a system of ancient lakes formed over the last two million years, most of which are fringed by a crescent shaped dune or lunette. Aborigines lived on the shores of the lakes for at least 50,000 years, and the remains of a 40,000 year old female found in the dunes...

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The Gills Creek Watershed is among the largest impaired urban watersheds in South Carolina, and contains over 70 miles of streams and lakes, and 47,000 acres of land. The watershed is included in the cities of Columbia, Cayce,...