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The construction of dams produces a number of social benefits. But, in producing these benefits, dams also alter the natural balance of sediment flow in rivers by impounding sediment within and upstream of the reservoir and discharging clean water downstream...

The Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board, was created to administer the new law. The Board is composed of nine members of which six must be local residents or local elected officials from the affected counties (Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Grant, Iowa, Richland and Sauk). The agency administers a system of "performance standards" ...

Since 1958, the Crowe Valley Conservation Authority (CVCA) has worked in partnership with its ten member municipalities and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR). With its head office in Marmora, Ontario, the CVCA operates 13 dams along the Crowe River and its tributaries. The CVCA also maintains a stream flow forecasting center to help reduce the risk of flooding.

In 2000, the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) launched the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, a groundbreaking effort to connect diverse stakeholders as neighbors and stewards of the watershed. The partnership was integral in developing the TTF Integrated Watershed Management Plan, a blueprint for restoring this urban stream...

When the Ebro River Basin Authority (Confederación Hidrográfica del Ebro – CHE) was established in 1926. It incorporated two elements which were radically innovative at the time: the natural watershed boundaries as the scale for water governance and water users’ opinions as part of the decision making process.

The Porcupine Caribou Management Board (PCMB) was established to ensure the collaborative management of the Porcupine Caribou Herd — one of the largest migratory caribou herds in North America — and protect and maintain its habitat in Canada. The board's membership includes federal, territorial, and...

There is a tremendous movement taking place in Lockhart River to preserve the traditional knowledge of all of the cultural groups which reside in the community. With the Elders getting older, it is imperative that traditional knowledge is accurately recorded for both the benefit of future generations of Lockhart River children and Australian historical records as a whole.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council monitors rivers, lakes, tidal, rainfall, meteorological and air quality sites throughout the Bay of Plenty. The majority of these sites are telemetered i.e. the data from them is transmitted back to base via the radio or phone network.

The International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) has released 'Guiding Principles on Sustainable Hydropower Development in the Danube Basin,' which were elaborated with lead support from Austria, Romania and Slovenia with the contribution of many experts in different fields from all Danube basin countries and the European Commission.

Klamath Riverkeeper restores water quality and fisheries throughout the Klamath watershed, bringing vitality and abundance back to the river and its people. "We work closely with the Klamath River tribes, fishermen, and recreational groups, in all aspects of our programs."

The Brazos River Authority exists to develop, manage and protect the water resources of the Brazos River Basin. The Brazos River Authority was created by the Texas Legislature in 1929 and was the first State agency in the United States created specifically for the purpose of developing and managing the water resources of an entire river basin...

This resource is a good example of website that may help sharing knowledge and raising awarenes. Allegheny and the Monongahela rivers. "Have fun, explore, learn, appreciate. Be sure to look at the Timeline of the Allegheny Watershed to see the unfolding of history in the Watershed—from glaciation and Native Americans to settlers, industry, and recent conservation efforts..."

This case study demonstrates a method for adjusting historic daily rainfall data associated with a past (approximately 1-in-50 year) flood event according to projected future changes to mean rainfall. The adjusted rainfall data are used in combination with projections of sea level rise to re-model the historic flood flow in the Buller River,

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‘Since its dictionary existence hasn’t caught on, expecting ‘montology’ as a possible new academic discipline to work its way through could only be preposterous. Isn’t it risking one’s own career path in already established disciplines in favor of a yet-to-be-created discipline? Will it not subsume some of the current dominant areas of ‘expertise’ concerning mountains?...

The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna mega-basin is the second largest hydraulic region in the world, and one of the most densely populated regions.1 Within this basin, fifty-four rivers cross the border between upstream India and downstream Bangladesh.2 Only one, however, is subject to a bilateral agreement between the two countries: the Ganges River....

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By Michael Victor and Ilse Pukinskis

Communicating an “ecosystem-based approach to more sustainable agriculture” can be as difficult as it sounds. Often, national level officials confuse this with ‘conservation’ – a big bad word in countries where development is the primary concern.

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The Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge is one of more than 540 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System, the only national network of lands in the world set aside principally for the management of fish and wildlife resources. Whether visiting its wild lands or exploring this website, you’re sure to find something that stirs your imagination.

La Reserva Natural Otamendi conserva muestras significativas de tres ecorregiones: el Pastizal Pampeano, Espinal y Delta e Islas del Paraná. Dentro de ellas, se puede observar una importante diversidad de ambientes, tales como la Pampa Ondulada, el Talar de Barranca, el Bañado (compuesto por el Pajonal Inundable, Pastizal Salino y Ambientes de Aguas Abiertas como las Lagunas Grande y del Pescado)...

Miyun reservoir, located approximately 100 km northeast of the Beijing municipality, is one of the most important surface water supply sources for the 20 million people living in the metropolitan area. Change of land use and agricultural management during the last decades are the main reasons for the strong increase in sediment, nitrogen, ...

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Source : International Water Law Project Blog - Managing the impacts of climate change and demographic growth, as well as reconciling different demands on water for drinking needs and sanitation, ecosystems, agriculture, food production, industry and energy are major water security challenges in the Aral Sea basin shared by Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, ...

China’s active hydropower development is commanding global attention. New cascades of large dams are planned on large transboundary rivers and smaller dams are being rapidly built on their tributaries. Downstream nations and international conservation organizations are becoming increasingly concerned....

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Welcome to Nova Scotia's Water Portal - Water for Life : The Water Portal acts at the nexus of community, industry, academia and government to manage our most valued resource - water. Water is essential to our health, communities, economies and environment.

The Colorado River Basin Region is located in the most arid area of California. Despite the relatively dry climate, the Region contains some substantial surface water bodies, including the Colorado River and the Salton Sea. Many of the alluvial valleys in the Region are underlain by ground water aquifers that in many cases are the sole source of water for local areas.

Located on the border of present-day Afghanistan and Iran and fed by the Helmand River, the 2,000-square-kilometer (800-square-mile) wetlands formed a true oasis in the middle of hundreds of kilometers of arid plains. The wetlands provided those around them with an abundant source of fish, game, and fresh water for farming. Their dense marshes and clear lakes supported all manner of wildlife from carp to otter to leopard.

As well as being an internationally significant wetland, Te Waihora has outstanding significance for Ngai Tahu as a tribal taonga, representing a major mahinga kai and an important source of mana. In Ngai Tahu history, it was Rakaihautu and his son Rokohuia who first landed the Uruao waka on the South Island/Te Waipounamu, many centuries ago.

Ballinderry Fish Hatchery Ltd is dedicated to the conservation of the Ballinderry River, its freshwater species and habitats, its fisheries and the education and empowerment of the catchment community in the protection of the river. Ballinderry Fish Hatchery is a not-for-profit community business owned by its parent charity the Ballinderry River Enhancement Association.

"The Clean Lakes Alliance (CLA) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to improving the water quality of the lakes, streams, and wetlands of the Yahara River watershed. We are a unique partnership of diverse stakeholders who are building on and expanding upon decades of ongoing efforts to preserve and restore our waters. Our goal is to raise community awareness of the issues facing the watershed,...

Wisconsin Wetlands Association was established in 1969 to protect the state's wetland resources through education, training, advocacy, and research on key issues that affect wetlands. To our knowledge, WWA is the first and oldest statewide organization focused exclusively on wetland protection. More than 1450 members include wetland scientists and educators, conservationists, hunters, concerned citizens, and local and regional organizations.

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"Bay Area watersheds need a helping hand—yours. We all live in a watershed. At home, at work or at your child’s school, chances are that water is trickling and gushing underfoot, flowing into the San Francisco Bay. Our watersheds connect us to each other and to the entire Bay Area. Everything we do—from mountaintop to marsh—affects our water and wildlife, our air and soil quality, our families and communities."

The mission of the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership (APNEP) is to identify, protect, and restore the significant resources of the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system. APNEP pursues this mission with guidance and support from its overarching Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP), advisory bodies and regional partners.

Dedicated to Community-Based Watershed Stewardship through Citizen Volunteer Monitoring. Alabama Water Watch (AWW) is a citizen volunteer, water quality monitoring program covering all of the major river basins in Alabama. AWW is a part of the Global Water Watch network.

What is IOWATER?...Simply put, IOWATER is Iowa's citizen volunteer water monitoring program. IOWATER trains citizens to conduct basic water chemical, physical and biological measurements. We provide you the equipment and tools you need to start understanding and protecting Iowa's valuable water resources. Get involved now -- sign up for an IOWATER workshop near you!