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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!

Romanian Waters "National Authority is coordinated by the central authority in the water sector, which administers the state's public domain assets as those provided in the Constitution and whose knowledge for the protection, enhancement and sustainable use of water resources, natural monopoly of strategic national measurement network management hydrological, hydrogeological and quality of water resources in the public domain...

After dissolution of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in the early 90-ies, the Sava River, which was the biggest national river, has become an international river of recognized importance. The International Sava River Basin Commission (ISRBC) has been established for purpose of the implementation of the Framework Agreement on the Sava River Basin (FASRB), namely the provision of cooperation of the Parties to the FASRB.

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This part of the Sava Commission’s web-site is particularly dedicated to the Sava River Basin Management Plan (Sava RBMP). This micro-site has been created primarily for the purpose of the public consultation process on the draft Sava RBMP, and offered a possibility to the public to respond to the consultation online, and to learn how the comments provided are reflected in the Plan itself.

MangroveWatch BMR is a community supported initiative helping environmental enthusiasts to monitor the health of estuarine mangroves and salt marshes of tidal wetlands in the Burnett Mary Natural Resource Management region of SE Queensland.

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Pactos por la Cuenca del Río Chinchiná es una iniciativa creada para la recuperación y conservación de la cuenca del río Chinchiná desde un abordaje integral que contempla los aspectos ambientales, económicos y sociales, para lograr la sostenibilidad de los recursos naturales, mejorar los medios de vida de los habitantes y fortalecer los procesos participativos y de toma de decisiones para la gestión de la cuenca.

To ensure a more ecosystemic approach to transboundary water issues and to achieve operational efficiencies in the conduct of IJC responsibilities, the IJC combined the ongoing activities and membership of the International Souris-Red Rivers Engineering Board and the International Red River Pollution Board into the International Red River Board.

The Mill River Wetland Committee, Inc. is an award winning nonprofit organization founded in 1967 to strengthen environmental science education through the study of river basin systems. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, MRWC promoted purchase of open space along the Mill River in Fairfield, Connecticut, and took a leading role in the defense of endangered wetlands.

The “Floodplains of the river Rhine near Rastatt” are one of the most valuable natural assets in the administrative district of Karlsruhe. In this area a large LIFE+ nature conservation projet startet in February 2011: Investing about 9.4 Mio Euro the floodplains of the rivers Rhein and Murg are going to be improved, becoming again more natural, valuable and interesting for both man and nature. "The word "LIFE" perfectly matches the objective...

The Northern Territory’s water resources are generally considered to be under relatively little pressure due to a comparatively small population base and low intensity of land use. However, this is changing and as the rest of Australia is experiencing immense pressure on its water resources, the largely intact water resources in the Northern Territory are increasingly becoming subject to higher demands.

The Yukon Permafrost Knowledge Network has been created to facilitate and encourage cooperative relationships between those active in permafrost related work and research activities. The goals of the Network are to encourage communication and to provide a forum for researchers, government, and industry to discuss developments related to the field of permafrost in the Yukon.

Created by the Texas Legislature in 1937 (Article 8280-121, as amended), the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) is a government agency whose mission is to develop, conserve, and protect the water resources of the San Jacinto River basin. Covering all or part of seven counties, the organization's jurisdiction includes the entire San Jacinto River watershed, excluding Harris County. The SJRA is one of 10 major river authorities...

Bienvenidos a Recursos de Agua de Puerto Rico, página que incluye datos,artículos, informes técnicos, referencias a otras páginas en la Internet, y publicaciones de diversas fuentes sobre los recursos de agua de la Isla, así como de sus islas adyacentes Vieques y Culebra. El objetivo de la página es proveer un foco para que los estudiantes, maestros, científicos, ingenieros, planificadores, y el público en general...

The Alabama Rivers Alliance is Alabama's statewide, nonprofit, water protection organization. Networking over fifty grassroots water protection organizations across Alabama at the local level and advocating smart planning and reasonable laws at the state level, we work to ensure healthy waters for future generations by empowering the citizens of Alabama to protect our waterways.

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In the Mekong River Basin, hydropower has great potential to bring economic prosperity and electrification to rural communities while meeting the growing power demands of urban centers. But ensuring the benefits from hydropower are equitably shared within nations as well as at the river basin scale is not easy.

The Oak Creek Watershed Council (OCWC), formerly the Oak Creek Canyon Task Force, was organized in 1994 by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) as an informal watershed group, and evolved into a community-driven non-profit organization in 2003. The Oak Creek Watershed is part of the Verde Watershed. The Oak Creek Watershed Council is dedicated to maintaining a standard of excellence for watershed stewardship, as well as preserving the integrity of Oak Creek, and its tributaries.

Biological gem at the crossroads of the Great Plains : The Nature Conservancy's Niobrara Valley Preserve is one of the largest Conservancy preserves in the U.S., and a model for grassland management using bison, cattle and fire. It encompasses majestic pine-clad canyons, extensive grasslands, and a 25-mile stretch of the Niobrara River. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of the preserve year-round, and of special interest is the bison herd grazing in the vast open prairie.

Who are the members of Friends of Lake Sakakawea?

"The Friends are stakeholders interested in building on the recreational, economic and environmental opportunities of Lake Sakakawea. In 2008 we had membership from 260 individuals, 18 fishing clubs, resorts, water associations and park boards, 32 businesses who realize the impact of tourism and 10 chambers, economic development groups and counties."

Founded in 1997, the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wild Fraser River white sturgeon. "Over the last decade, we at the Society have made great progress identifying and addressing issues that affect the recovery of white sturgeon in the Fraser River watershed using critical data collected through our award-winning, volunteer-driven monitoring and assessment program.

Special Protection for a Special Place : Located about 50 miles north of Albany, Lake George is known internationally for its crystal-clear waters with a depth of up to 200 feet. It is considered to be among the clearest and cleanest large lakes in the world. Rich in natural and cultural history, Lake George is 32 miles long and up to 2.5 miles wide.

To be effective in implementing the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, you need to have a good balance between theoretical background and the available methods for capacity development interventions on the one hand and personal facilitation, leadership and communication skills on the other.

Welcome to the website of the Welsh Dee Trust. The Trust is a registered charity. The objectives are to protect, conserve, promote and enhance the River Dee and all its indigenous species of fish, animals , birds and plants . The Trust will where appropriate seek the rehabilitation of any species that is threatened or endangered. The Trust will through education increase the knowledge of the public of the need and importance of a healthy river environment.

The Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization located in Chautauqua County, NY. With a focus on land conservation and watershed education, the CWC has been dedicated to preserving and enhancing the water quality, scenic beauty and ecological health of the lakes, streams and watersheds of the Chautauqua region since 1990. We work with residents, landowners, landscapers, developers, contractors, public officials, governmental entities...

The Eagle River Watershed Council owes its existence to the mining area around and below the present day ghost town of Gilman and because the Eagle River flows down the canyon just feet away from the mine site. Not surprisingly, the Eagle became contaminated with soluble heavy metals and the area was declared a Superfund site in 1985 which led to a massive clean-up effort.