river restoration Articles

  • A Win for River Restoration

    A team of scientists from eWater CRC based in Canberra and at Griffith University in Queensland has won the WaterSecure - Healthy Waterways Research Award for its work on Prioritisation of Catchment Scale River Restoration within Southeast Queensland (SEQ).   The work is part of a Queensland Government funded ‘proof of concept’ initiative designed to demonstrate that ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Fawn River Restoration, Restoring one of Indiana`s Most Pristine Rivers

    In 1998, approximately 100,000 CY of sediment was discharged to a 5-mile section of Fawn River, in Steuben County, Indiana as the result of a rapid draw down of an upstream reservoir (the “Event”). Prior to 1998, Fawn River below the Orland dam (“lower Fawn”) was recognized as one of the best-preserved sections of river in the State of Indiana. The Fawn had a deep swift ...


    By Streamside, LLC.

  • The challenge of restoring rivers - short version

    Short video produced by Wetlands International - European Association and the Iberian Centre for River Restoration (CIREF) to illustrate the need for river restoration, the benefits it brings and the necessary factors for its ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Remote monitors track river restoration success

    The Norfolk Rivers Trust has installed a remote river monitoring station that has been tracking water quality and flow before and after river restoration work at an area of ecological importance on the River Nar. Rising in chalk hills to the east of the village of Tittleshall, the river flows south for 2.5 km until it reaches Mileham, then predominately west for 39.5 km through the villages of ...


  • Willingness to pay for the urban river ecosystem restoration in Hangzhou and Nanjing, China

    Continuing degradation of river ecosystems and environmental disruption are widespread in Chinese metropolitan areas. The study on the residents' preference for river ecosystem restoration is an essential part of assessing the environmental benefit and cost for policies implementation. A contingent valuation method is applied to estimate the public demand for urban river restoration in Hangzhou ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Proceedings of the 10th Annual River Restoration Centre Networking Conference

    The River Restoration Centre's 10th Annual Network Conference was held between the 1st and 3rd of April 2009 at the University of Nottingham. This event saw the number of delegates who have attended this run of events total just under two thousand, albeit with some repeat faces. Such an occasion called for both looking back and to the way forward. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A case study of regional risk assessment of river restoration projects: Nakdong River Basin, South Korea

    An integrated approach to risk assessment that can pose significant challenges to mitigation and adaptation at the local or regional levels in the context of climate change was developed. First, a conceptual framework for flood risk analysis was developed based on the hydrologic hazard and the socioeconomic vulnerability of a region. Second, weighting factors for each indicator were estimated ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Union county aquifer restoration

    Client: Union County Water Conservation Board  Completion Date: 2003  Services Provided 65-MGD river intake Mechanically cleaned bar screen Two traveling water screens Quarter-mile-long access bridge with service deck Four 15,050 gpm vertical turbine intake pumps 48-inch raw water ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Restoration Case Studies RiverWiki

    You can search the database to find case studies by using the different categories: country; monitoring or implementation costs and many more: click here to search for a case studies Please also add your own river restoration scheme to the database: ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Rio Salado Environmental Restoration Project

    The Rio Salado Environmental Restoration Project (Project) has been 40 years in the making and is the first of its kind in the desert southwest. It has become the benchmark for future river restoration Projects. The Project restores a 5-mile section of the Salt River (Rio Salado) that goes through the very core of the City of Phoenix. The Salt River provides essential 100-year flood protection ...

  • Reducing CSOs and giving the river back to the public: innovative combined sewer overflow control and riverbanks restoration of the St Charles River in Quebec City

    After the construction of its wastewater treatment plants, the City of Quebec began to implement overflow control in wet weather to ultimately meet the effluent discharge objectives, i.e. no more than two overflows per summer season in the St. Lawrence River and no more than four in the St-Charles River. After several years of studies to determine which management strategies would best suit the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • GIS-Based Rapid Geomorphic Assessment to Guide Sustainable River Restoration and Riverfront Redevelopment: Four Mile Run, Alexandria, Virginia

     ABSTRACT A Geographic Information System (GIS)-based geomorphic assessment was performed to quickly identify opportunities and constraints for a river restoration and riverfront redevelopment project along Four Mile Run in Alexandria, Virginia. This assessment was further used to guide channel restoration design. Components of the GIS-based geomorphic assessment included the following: ...

  • Methods of Design and Financing River Restoration Projects Constructed to Address Erosion and Sediment TMDL Problems Resulting from Development in Watersheds

    This paper presents the results of research and experience with design and implementation of creek or river rehabilitation in urban watersheds. The paper discusses a five-step method for designing instream projects for reaches of creek subject to erosion. It recommends a post project audit of design and construction practices to qualify a project as a stream rehabilitation project.The general ...

  • Water & Rivers Commission

    The Water and Rivers Commission manages the water resources of Western Australia with an area of about 2.5 million square kilometres. The Information and Systems Group in the Hydrologic Measurement Support Section at the Water and Rivers Commission maintains data archives SWRIS (State Water Resources Information System) and Hydstra. SWRIS is used predominantly for the storage of water quality ...


    By KISTERS AG

  • Can wetlands help the restoration effort in the California Desert?

    As shown in Figure 1 the Valley Sanitary District Wastewater Treatment Plant (VSD) is located in the Colorado River Basin Region of Southern California. Effluent from this 8.5 mgd wastewater treatment plant discharges to the Coachella ...


    By LEE & RO, Inc

  • Mission Creek: Flood Risk Reduction and Streambank Restoration

    On June 19th, 2012, the residents of Duluth, Minnesota experienced a storm event for the record books. Over the course of 24 hours, approximately 9 inches of rain pummeled the landscape, causing massive floods and landslides throughout the city. As a result, Duluth’s infrastructure and natural resources were severely damaged, notably miles of designated trout streams. In fact, the floods ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

  • Expanding marine protected areas to restore fisheries

    After World War II, accelerating population growth and steadily rising incomes drove the demand for seafood upward at a record pace. At the same time, advances in fishing technologies, including huge refrigerated processing ships that enabled trawlers to exploit distant oceans, enabled fishers to respond to the growing world demand. In response, the oceanic fish catch climbed from 19 million tons ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Bank restoration industrial terrain - case study

    TenCate Geotube technology has played an important role in revitalizing the Mars, a 200 ha industrial terrain in Zutphen. By applying this technology, contaminated sludge has been safely stored and banks repaired. One component concerns increasing the accessibility of the business terrain for lorries and shipping. In this regard it was necessary to dredge the industrial harbour and the ...

  • Challenge and response in the Mississippi River Basin

    This paper discusses the historic and contemporary challenges in the management of the lower Mississippi River Basin, and describes the evolving role of the federal government in addressing these challenges. In the early eighteenth century, the federal government was responsible for maintaining a navigable channel. After repeated calls by states for federal assistance with flood control and a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Fort Worth’s Trinity River Vision

    The recently completed Trinity River master planning effort, known as the Trinity River Vision, goes beyond trails and annual celebrations to restoring and preserving the river as vital to improving the quality of life for the citizens of Fort Worth, Texas. The plan presents a bold vision, featuring the \Trinity River as a focal point for Fort Worth neighborhoods, and proposing a downtown ...

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