This report is a synthesis of climate science relevant for management and planning for Colorado’s water resources. It focuses on observed climate trends, climate modeling, and projections of temperature, precipitation, snowpack, and streamflow.
EMPOWERS is a regional programme mainly funded by the European Commission's MEDA (Mediterranean Regional Programme for Local Water Management) Water Programme, working in Egypt, Jordan and West Bank and Gaza. The EMPOWERS partnership aims at improving vulnerable populations’ long long-term access and rights to water.
Planning tool launched to improve quality in watersheds "iWATR® was developed to make water quality better for the people of our communities, states and nation. We can’t do it alone. That’s why we created iWATR®.
In this opinion paper, the authors adress key points in building a research agenda to advance the scientific basis for river restoration. The authors state that in order to to achieve restoration objectives, the science of river restoration must include:
an explicit recognition of the known complexities and uncertainties
continued development of a theoretical framework that enables us to identify generalities among river systems and to ask relevant questions
enhancing the science and use of restoration monitoring by measuring the most effective set of variables at the correct scales of measurement
linking science and implementation
developing methods of restoration that are effective within existing constraints.
"Key limitations to river restoration include a lack of scientific knowledge of watershed-scale process dynamics, institutional structures that are poorly suited to large-scale adaptive management, and a lack of political support to reestablish delivery of the ecosystem amenities lost through river degradation. This paper outlines an approach for addressing these shortcomings."
The article is available free of charge from the Wiley Online Library.
Many restoration projects in rivers are constrained by several factors like unavailability of land in the flood plain due to urban development, farmers in the vicinity of the rivers who use natural fertilizers for their farms, which leach into the rivers and other such factors.
As the Asia’s leading environmental show, IE expo offers an effective business and networking platform for Chinese and international professionals in the environmental sector and is accompanied by first-class technical-scientific conference program. It is the ideal platform for the professionals in the environmental industry to develop business, exchange ideas and do networking.
South east Queensland homes will be better protected from future floods thanks to a $945,000 project to assess the Brisbane River catchment’s flood behaviour.
Natural Resources Minister Andrew Cripps said the hydrological assessment would enable councils to better predict the extent of flooding, such as likely depths and potential hazards, within the river catchment.