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Poyang Lake, the largest fresh water lake in China, is located on the south bank of the Yangtze River, in northern Jiangxi Province. It is a lake taking in and sending out water. It is totally different in size in dry and raining seasons, forming the unique landscape of “being lakelike at the high water level, and riverlike at the low one”. Poyang Lake National Nature Reserve is located in the Northwestern part of Poyang Lake, with an area of 224 sq. km. It is one of the first six important wetlands joined the Ramsar Convention in China.

"Friends of Blackwater works to protect and promote natural beauty, diverse creatures, unique heritage, and the outdoor recreation economy in the Mid-Atlantic Allegheny Highlands -- home to the magnificent, 10,000-acre Blackwater Canyon – West Virginia’s “Scenic Crown Jewel.” Our professional staff and grass-roots citizen advocacy are a strong force for responsible conservation and sustainable progress in the Highlands. "

Friends of the Napa River (FONR) was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in early 1994. We have worked together with our members and partners through the years on many different Napa River related issues such as flood protection, boating, fishing, watershed restoration, river access and trails, river research, festivals, watershed education, and riverfront development.

"We are a 501(c)3 organization on a mission to change the way we all think about our relationship with water. We want to bring awareness to the plight of the Big Sioux River and encourage our community to start making river-healthy choices. By working with both rural and urban residents of eastern South Dakota,

Friends of the Kaw (FOK) serves the Kansas River, known locally as the Kaw. The Kaw is the largest prairie watershed in the world. The river originates at the junction of the Smoky Hill and Republican Rivers and runs more than 170 miles to meet the Missouri in northeast Kansas. The Kaw provides drinking water for 800,000 people.

The Authority General Office is the administrative center for the Sabine River Authority of Texas where implementation of Board Policy, project development, operations, management, accounting, and personnel management are directed. The Sabine River Authority of Texas has taken an active role in water quality matters since its initial operational activities began in 1954, and over the years has expanded to meet increasing needs throughout the Sabine River Basin.

L’ensemble géomorphologique dans lequel s’inscrit dans la vallée du M’Zab est un plateau rocheux, le HAMADA, Le paysage est caractérisé par une vaste étendue pierreuse où affleure une roche nue de couleur brune et noirâtre. Ce plateau a été masqué par la forte érosion fluviale du début du quaternaire qui a découpé dans sa partie Sud des buttes à sommets plats et a façonné des vallées. L’ensemble se nomme la CHEBKA «Filet» à cause de l’enchevêtrement de ses vallées. L’Oued M’Zab traverse ce filet de 38.000 km2 du Nord-Ouest vers le Sud-Est.

On the banks of the Zambezi, great cliffs overhang the river and the floodplains. The area is home to a remarkable concentration of wild animals, including elephants, buffalo, leopards and cheetahs. An important concentration of Nile crocodiles is also be found in the area.

The Hadejia Jama’are River Basin Development Authority was created in 1986 along with ten other River Basin Development Authorities by the Federal Government of Nigeria. Presently the Authority has the largest functional irrigation schemes among the twelve River Basin Development Authorities in the country. The Authority covers an area of 45,000km2 (whole of Kano and Jigawa States, and about two-thirds of Bauchi State) with an irrigation development potential of about 212,000 hectares within the Vallies of Hadejia and Jama’are Rivers.

Riverine People is a leading youth based civil society initiative promoting citizen stewardship of national and international rivers, estuaries and other inshore wetlands in Bangladesh since 2010. Its prime focus is building knowledge-based river-leadership in river movement; it was initiated by the spirit or youth- a group of fresh graduates and young professional who are personally committed and sensitive to riverine cause.

The River Vartry runs from the Wicklow Mountains at Sally Gap to the BroadLough Bird Sanctuary at the Irish Sea. It is a rare and beautiful river with a fine history that is a part of all of us that live around it and needs our collective help to protect it. There are constant threats to the sensitive Ecosystem created by the river as it passes through Wicklow and it takes the collective care of many concerned people to keep it safe.

The Cabragh Wetlands Trust was registered in 1993 in an effort to save a vast area of wetland habitats from destruction after the filling-in of the settling pools by the Thurles Sugar Factory during its closure. These lagoons used to be an oasis of wildlife, particularly birds. The Trust was formed and acquired the land adjacent to the filled-in lagoons to ensure the continuation of this resting place for migratory birds.

The Karnali region of western Nepal has huge hydropower potential and significant development needs. But with a large number of proposed hydropower projects, how can we decide which projects should move forward and which should not?

The Port Phillip and Western Port region is home to over 4.5 million people and boasts some of Victoria’s most productive farming lands, spectacular parks, picturesque landscapes and diverse natural ecosystems. The activities and lifestyles of the region’s urban and rural residents and its thriving tourism industry are underpinned by the diversity and health of its natural resources.

The Borneo Project brings international attention and support to community-led efforts to defend forests, sustainable livelihoods, and human rights. Protecting human rights and environmental integrity in Borneo is a critical component of the global movement for a just and peaceful world.

The transboundary Indus basin, with an area size of 1.1 million sq.km, is spread across Afghanistan, China, India and Pakistan with upper portion resting in the Hindu Kush, Karakorum, and Himalayan ranges. The largest portions of the basin are in Pakistan (52%%) followed by India (33%). The main river originates at Lake Ngangla Rinco on the Tibetan Plateau.