Rivers Network

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A vast hypersaline lake with many islands, surrounded by extensive brackish marshes. The lake is fed by rainfall, springs and streams and subject to seasonal variation in level and salinity. The brackish marshes support reeds and large breeding colonies of various waterbirds with large numbers of flamingos (40,000-80,000 pairs), and are an important staging area for migratory waterbirds.

Located in the ancient Arax riverbed in the central part of the country, close to the capital city of Yerevan, this freshwater marsh of semi-artificial origin consists mainly of reed beds fed by an irrigation canal and surrounded by drainage channels. The site is important for over 100 species of migratory waterbirds of which 30 species are breeding here,

The Living Wandle Landscape Partnership Scheme is delivering a series of improvement projects along the river, aimed to help preserve its special heritage and reconnect local communities to it. The natural signature of the Wandle and the Wandle Landscape is unique in London.

Desde que a finales de los 70 apareciera en Toledo el “Equipo de Defensa del Tajo” como primera organización que velara por los valores propios del río Tajo a su paso por Toledo, siempre ha habido en esta ciudad colectivos más o menos organizados que de allá para cuando levantaran la voz en protesta por el trato que se estaba dando al río en su tramo medio, especialmente en el que discurre por la provincia de Toledo. ...

Having roles as a city guardian, cultural features, and irrigation system, Mae Kha Canal was one of the most important components of Chiang Mai water system. Unfortunately, the unregulated growth due to a rapid urbanization since 1985 has caused the canal to suffer with massive amounts of pollution. As a consequence, the city turns its back on the canal, and makes it a dumping site.

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The Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) brings together a wide range of people and organizations that are deeply concerned about the resources and environmental quality of the Housatonic River Valley. Together, we protect land and water throughout the entire 2,000-square-mile, tri-state Housatonic Watershed.

The Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management was created in 1997 when Maya and Garifuna communities in southern Belize discovered that three years earlier, the government had turned their ancestral lands into a national park. Not much later they awoke to the sound of dynamite blasting seismic paths in preparation for oil drilling in this ‘protected area.’ The paths, wide enough for jeeps, ushered in new, illegal traffic into this unique ecosystem recognized by the RAMSAR Convention on Wetlands.

Bienvenue sur l’espace dédié aux rivières et aux ressources en eau du bassin versant de l’Arly Si nous avons la chance d'être sur un territoire où l'accessibilité à l'eau n'est pas un problème majeur, nous sommes tous conscients aujourd'hui que l'eau n'est pas une ressource inépuisable. L'amélioration de la qualité des eaux, l'entretien des milieux aquatiques et le partage équitable des ressources sont des priorités

Le Contrat de Rivière Semois-Chiers est un outil de gestion participative de l'eau à l'échelle d'un sous-bassin hydrographique. A travers un programme d'actions concrètes défini consensuellement, l'objectif consiste à restaurer les multiples fonctions et usages de l'eau en tenant compte des préoccupations de chacun des acteurs et en veillant à respecter les potentialités environnementales du milieu.

Founded by “The Group of 10”, they started it all, from cleaning up the lake environment to creating the trail around the lake, to ongoing activities such as nest box monitoring and removal of invasive species. This regional park, right in the heart of Burnaby, is a place to reconnect with the natural world without leaving the city. The area is a stunning wildlife sanctuary where birdwatchers regularly spot great blue herons, bald eagles, belted kingfishers,

Le concept de contrat de rivière est né de la notion de développement durable : gérer les ressources naturelles au quotidien en tenant compte des besoins des générations futures. La dégradation de nos cours d'eau nécessite d'établir un dialogue entre les acteurs concernés et d'impliquer les riverains et la population pour que nos cours d'eau retrouvent la place qu'ils méritent.

The MaMaSe Sustainable Water Initiative is aimed at improving water safety and security in the Mara River Basin to support structural poverty reduction, sustainable economic growth and conservation of the basin’s ecosystems. In this four year programme the people and institutions in the basin will be supported in a process of structural change, promoting water-wise economic development that lifts people out of poverty and sets them on a sustainable path to improved well being and self-reliance.

The Indus Basin Knowledge Platform (IBKP) is a comprehensive and systematically set up source of information on developmental issues in the Indus Basin. It aims to bridge the science-policy interface, by bringing together scientific material from multiple disciplines such as spatial and time series biophysical datasets and maps, academic publications, as well as policy documents and legal frameworks in effect at regional to sub-national level.

Brahmaputra basin shared by China, India, Bangladesh and Bhutan , covers an area of 651,335 sq. km., is the home to about 118 million people. The river carries an average annual sediment load of about 400 million metric tons at Pandu (Assam) which is mostly used as an aggregate material for construction purposes. Deforestation and construction of embankments has altered the riverine ecosystem drastically, ...

Established in 1993, WOTR is a non-profit that engages at the intersection of practice, knowledge and policy across scales and in collaboration with stakeholders from across sectors. Headquartered in Pune, WOTR has supported and carried out development work in over 3700 villages across 7 Indian states – Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha.