Rivers Network

Sharing Knowledge - Raising Awareness - Bridging River's Advocates

Dar a conocer a las autoridades ambientales, a la sociedad y a los empresarios, la destrucción de que ha sido objeto el ecosistema del río San Rodrigo a causa del aprovechamiento anti-sustentable de sus recursos. Pero además, como un reclamo para que las autoridades encargadas de vigilar

"I love the Cape Fear River. Being your RIVERKEEPER® is, for me, a dream come true. I am honored and humbled to be the voice of the river and excited to be a strong advocate for a clean, healthy, and beautiful Cape Fear River".

The St. Johns Riverkeeper mission is to work on behalf of the community for clean and healthy waters in the St. Johns River, its tributaries and its wetlands, through citizen-based advocacy. "We are a privately-funded, independent and trusted voice for the St. Johns River and the public to whom it belongs."

"Our mission is to advocate for the protection, enhancement and restoration of Wisconsin's rivers and watersheds. Our members are urban, rural and retired; anglers, paddlers and lovers of water and some depend on rivers to make a living. Together, our common interest is a shared passion for rivers and the inspiration they bring."

This communication based on the work of Graveline et al. highlights the importance of adopting integrated hydro-economic models to investigate the climate-water nexus and to assess the effects of global changes in terms of water scarcity, salinity and agricultural economics at a regional scale.

The report demonstrates how effective water resources management can support sustainable economic development in sectors such as tourism, health, agriculture and industry while at the same time restoring ecosystem services in accordance with the Russian Water Act and the EU Water Framework Directive.

The Olifants Basin is a principal sub-catchment of the Limpopo River. It rises in the north of South Africa (in the province of Mpumalanga) and flows north-east (through Northern Province) into Mozambique.This note comprises a review of existing data and a brief discussion of the main hydrological issues pertaining to the Olifants catchment.

The Ebro river (85 362 km2 or 17% of Spain) is located in the north-east of Spain and provides an interesting example of the evolution of competences and strategies to manage water in a changing institutional context. The Ebro river crosses nine autonomous regions and is managed by the Spanish government through the Ebro River Basin Authority (RBA).

Welcome to the Blue Ridge Mountain Communities Area Watershed Plan website. Stakeholders of "the Mountain" within Jefferson County formed a 501.C.3, not for profit organization called the Blue Ridge Watershed Coalition. This group was formed to preserve the watershed of the West Virginia Blue Ridge mountains. Current members of the Coalition are interested in inviting new members to join their group.

The Chiswick Pier Trust runs the Chiswick Pier, managing both the residential and visitor mooring facilities and hiring out the hall and conference room. "We support major river events, organise talks about the Thames, and run cruises, while the RNLI, Chiswick Pier Canoe Club, Chiswick Sea Cadets and Thames Explorer Trust are all stationed at the Pier."

The game, produced by a project aiming to improve hydropower decision-making processes in the Mekong, simulates the development of a river basin. Each riverbank is controlled by one ‘player,’ who works to establish agriculture, industry, energy production, and recreational/conservation spaces.

El consejero de Agricultura, Ganadería y Medio Ambiente del Gobierno de Aragón, Modesto Lobón, se ha reunido este martes con el secretario de Estado de Medio Ambiente, Federico Ramos, a quien ha solicitado que se elabore un plan integral de descontaminación del río Gállego.

The increased global exposure to climate change disturbances such as droughts and floods has generated a new interest in understanding how communities at different scales cope with those threats.

"Our non-profit organisation based in Maidstone is dedicated to environmental conservation in the boroughs of Maidstone and Tonbridge and Malling. We have 4 key aims to;

*Create, Sustain and Enhance Kent's Landscape & Biodiversity ...

The pressure on water resources has been mounting worldwide with water scarcity becoming a widespread problem in most arid and semiarid regions around the world. Global water extractions have increased from 600 to 3,900 km3 in the last century, which is almost twice the rate of population growth.

The Wye & Usk Foundation (WUF) is a registered charity concerned with ecology and, more specifically, restoring the habitat, water quality and fisheries of the rivers Wye and Usk. The Foundation is more than just a lobbying organisation: through a series of partnership projects, we raise significant sums of money to remedy problems such as habitat degradation, ...

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...

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.