The Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre (MDFRC) is a multi-disciplinary research centre. Our work includes: environmental flows, nutrient cycles, algal, fish and invertebrate ecology, macroinvertebrate and microinvertebrate taxonomy, and water quality assessment through biological and chemical monitoring programs.
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Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation is an international non-profit institute, which works to promote balanced development of border areas, especially in Lake Peipsi/Chudskoe region. The original "Lake Peipsi Project" was begun in 1993 as an informal organization whose primary focus was research into environmental issues facing the border between Estonia and Russia.
There is no single resource as closely tied to Nisga'a life and culture as salmon. For thousands of years, the rich salmon runs of the Nass River allowed our people to sustain our villages and to develop trading relationships that extended into the interior of British Columbia and up and down the coast of the Pacific Northwest.
Créé par arrêté préfectoral le 23 décembre 2002, le Syndicat Mixte d'Aménagement Hydraulique du Bassin Versant de la Somme (AMEVA) est aujourd’hui constitué de 79 Communes isolées, 22 EPCI, 12 Associations syndicales de propriétaires riverains, du Conseil général de la Somme et du Conseil général de l’Aisne.
The extent of the ecoregion is defined largely by the watershed of the Río Papaloapan and its tributaries that drain into the Gulf of Mexico. Major tributaries include Río Santo Domingo, Río San Juan, and Río Trinidad. There are also tributaries of the Laguna de Alvarado, including Río Blanco, Río Otopa, and some basins like Laguna Mandinga, Laguna de Catemaco, and Presa Miguel Alemán.
The Bagmati River is the largest river in the capital city of Kathmandu Valley which comprises 57 rivers and rivulets as its tributaries. It originates from Bagdwar, bifurcates Kathmandu valley in to two parts and crosses the valley at Chovar. Threr are so many shrines and cemeteries located in its bank. Gokarneshwar, Guheshwari and Pashupatinath temples.
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, ICIMOD, is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan – and based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Globalisation and climate change have an increasing influence ...
The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) is a cooperative agency formed in 1991 to address Southern Nevada's unique water needs on a regional basis. SNWA officials are charged with managing the region's water resources and providing for Las Vegas Valley residents' and businesses' present and future water needs.
The Komati Basin Water Authority (KOBWA) is a bi-national company formed in 1993 through the treaty on the Development and Utilization of the Water Resources of the Komati River Basin signed in 1992 between the Kingdom of Swaziland and the Republic of South Africa. The purpose of KOBWA is to implement Phase 1 of the Komati River Basin Development Project.
Wabash River Basin Commission (UWRBC) was enacted by the State Legislature in 2001 by House Bill 2119, under IC 14-30-4. It was established as a separate municipal corporation, which includes the area located in Adams, Huntington, Jay, and Wells counties that is drained by the Wabash River, including the tributaries of the Wabash River.
Welcome to the Savannah River Basin Partnership home page. The water resources of the Savannah Basin are a valuable natural resource essential to the citizens of South Carolina and Georgia. Water in the basin is used for drinking, recreation, commercial and industrial needs, and agriculture, and is vital for the existence of fish and wildlife.
The Upper Mississippi River Basin Association (UMRBA) is a regional interstate organization formed by the Governors of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin to coordinate the states' river-related programs and policies and work with federal agencies that have river responsibilities. UMRBA is involved with programs related to ecosystem restoration, hazardous spills, and water quality,...
he Murray–Darling Basin Authority's principal aim is to manage the Basin's water resources in the national interest.The establishment of the MDBA means that, for the first time, a single agency is now responsible for planning integrated management of the water resources of the Murray–Darling Basin. In December 2008, MDBA assumed responsibility for all of the functions of the former Murray–Darling Basin Commission.
Here are some of the things that respected institutions, scientists, and Stanford University staff are saying about the negative impacts of dams on our watersheds and communities, the benefits of dam removal, and the potential for removal of Searsville Dam.
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The Ganga sub-basin extends over an area of 1086000 sq. km and lies in India, Tibet (China), Nepal and Bangladesh. The drainage area lying in India is 861404 sq.km which is nearly 26.2% of the total geographical area of the country. The sub-basin is bounded on the north by the Himalayas, on the west by the Aravallisand the ridge separating it from Indus basin, on the south by the Vindhyas and ...
Les Commissions Internationales pour la Protection de la Moselle et de la Sarre (CIPMS) existent depuis 50 ans. Suite à la Convention sur la canalisation de la Moselle du 27 octobre 1956, les gouvernements de la République Fédérale d’Allemagne, de la République française et du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg signèrent, le 20 décembre 1961 à Paris, la convention portant création d’une Commission Internationale pour la protection de la Moselle contre la pollution.
The USGS, WRD National Research Program (NRP) and the Water Discipline at the Alaska Science Center have been cooperating to collect baseline and process-based water quality data in the Yukon River Basin (2001-2005) as part of a research-based NASQAN study to understand the Basin’s response to climate change.
The Yukon River Panel (YRP) makes recommendations to management entities on in both sides of the US/Canada border concerning the conservation and management of salmon originating in Canada. Unlike other regional panels and committees established under the Pacific Salmon Treaty, the Yukon River Panel follows its own internal procedures and does not report to the Pacific Salmon Commission—the body formed by U.S. and Canadian governments to implement the PST.
ANRA is a government entity created by the state legislature under the authorization of the Texas State constitution. It is recognized as an independent governmental agency authorized to construct, maintain, and operate any and all works necessary for the purpose of controlling, storing, and preserving water resources in the 17 county jurisdiction in the Neches River Basin.
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The Red River Basin Organization (RRBO) is a non-profit body under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Viet Nam. The RRBO was established on April 9 2001 according to the Decision No. 39/2001 by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam. Dr. Pham Hong Giang, Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development is Chairman of the RRBO.
According to The Functions, Framework and Personnel Size of the Ministry of Water Resources (State Document No. 87, 1998) approved by the State Council, the laws and the regulations concerned, the Yellow River Conservancy Commission (YRCC) is an agency of the Ministry of Water Resources in charge of the Yellow River basin and the inland river basins in such province as Xinjiang, Qinghai, Gansu and Inner Mongolia. YRCC, on behalf of the Ministry of Water Resources, takes on the responsibilities of water administration in these basins.
The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) is an inter-governmental organization dedicated to equitable and sustainable management and development of the shared water resources of the Nile Basin. NBI Member States include Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Eritrea is as an observer.
The Nyanga ands more specifically the Moukalaba-Doudou National Park region have very diverse landscapes that alternate primary and secondary forests, grassland or dense bush savannas, rivers, ponds, swamps and raphia or papyrus forests. The Nyanga River - whose basin irrigates forests and savannas - runs through the region as well as many rivers among which the Moukalaba that runs through Doussala.
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Looking for ways to improve the situation it was decided to initiate the transboundary Project on the preservation of natural sturgeon habitats in the Ural river and securing their migration routes. The ultimate Project goal is to establish and manage an International Ural Sturgeon Park with the active involvement of local communities in the nature conservation measures.
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This ecoregion, with few water bodies and rivers, represents the most arid part of the Transcaspian area. The arid rivers are characterized by low flow, uneven regime, and considerable fluctuations in the intensity of flow in the off-season. The fauna of inland water bodies is impoverished and mainly contains species that migrate or occasionally enter from the sea.
Amur River Basin: the last large Asian wilderness. Home to Kaluga Sturgeon, Japanese Crane, Mongolian Gazelle and Amur Tiger. Threatened by development. WWF is working on habitat protection, species conservation, law enforcement, integrated river basin management. Straddling the border between northeastern China and the Russian Far East, the Amur-Heilong region contains...
The Stikine River originates in the Cassiar and Stikine Mountains of northwestern British Columbia and drains a 51,000-square-kilometre basin before crossing the border with the United States on the Alaska Panhandle and discharging through several channels into the Pacific. The upper portion of the river basin is a semi-arid plateau of up to 1,900 metres in elevation,
Eau cristalline et pinède, les pieds dans l'eau, Bieuzy Mauffret et Cédric Bordes connaissent les bons coins de l'étang. Si l'on fantasme naturellement beaucoup sur les tropiques, l'hexagone regorge lui aussi de coins de paradis et parfois là où les wind surfeurs les attendent le moins. Jean Souville reporter-photographe de Wind, s'est penché sur le cas d'un plan d'eau intérieur du sud de la France avec des stats de vent incroyables.
The International Commission on the Protection of the Oder against Pollution (ICPO) is one of thirteen international commissions for the protection of rivers, lakes and seas whose catchment areas fall within the territories of more than one country. The ICPO was established on the basis of a Convention signed by the Governments of the Republic of Poland, the Czech Republic and the Federal Republic of Germany and by the European Community.
Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia occupy parts of the Juba and Shabelle River Basins in the Horn of Africa. In contrary to previous estimations, the total drainage area of the two basins was recently estimated to 805 100 sq. km. Running a distance of about 1500 km, the Shabelle rises in the Ethiopian Highlands, where annual rainfall exceeds 1000 mm.
In August 2002, the transnational Elbe (Czech: Labe) river catchment experienced the most severe economic damage ever caused by river flooding in Europe. The Elbe catchment suffers from a wide range of flooding issues that are typical for Europe, including flash-flooding in the mountainous regions and large inundation volumes in the lowlands.
Senqu/Orange river rises in the mountain region of Lesotho, traversing in a generally western direction nearly 2000km to the Atlantic Ocean and being joined half way by the Vaal river coming in from the north-east. Although the mountain region of Lesotho constitutes only 5% of the the total catchment of the Senqu/Orange river, it provides about 50% of the total catchment run-off.
The international Scheldt River basin district (ISRBD) consists of the Scheldt, Somme, Authie, Canche basins (including the Slack, Wimereux and Liane rivers), the Aa, IJzer and Bruges Polder basins, along with the corresponding coastal waters. The ‘river basin district’ has been defined in article 2 of the European Water Framework Directive, and constitutes the main unit for river basin management as meant by this Directive.
The project focus is on the Volga river basin which comprises 40% of the population of Russia, 45% of the country’s industry and 50% of its agriculture. Some key facts and figures: -Eighty percent of Caspian Sea river discharge is from the Volga (UNEP); -Two point five billion m3 raw sewage and seven billion m3 treated sewage is discharged into the Volga river annually (Russian Ministry of Environment, 1996);
As big as the Caspian Sea as recently as 8,500 years ago, Lake Chad is now Africa's fourth largest lake, with a maximum extent of 25,000km². One of three major wetlands located within the Sudano-Sahelian zone (the others being the Niger River Inner Delta in Mali, and the Sudd Swamps in Sudan), Lake Chad is rather shallow and has been particularly susceptible to the increasing variability and irregularity of rainfall during the last 40 years.
The East African Rift System (EARS) is one the geologic wonders of the world, a place where the earth's tectonic forces are presently trying to create new plates by splitting apart old ones. In simple terms, a rift can be thought of as a fracture in the earth's surface that widens over time, or more technically, as an elongate basin bounded by opposed steeply dipping normal faults. ...
The most saline of Africa's large lakes, Turkana is an outstanding laboratory for the study of plant and animal communities. The three National Parks serve as a stopover for migrant waterfowl and are major breeding grounds for the Nile crocodile, hippopotamus and a variety of venomous snakes. The Koobi Fora deposits, rich in mammalian, molluscan and other fossil remains, have contributed more to the understanding of paleo-environments than any other site on the continent.