Jane Madgwick sits down with Matthew Reddy, CEO of the International RiverFoundation to discuss the process and prestige of the 1st European Riverprize and the prospects for regional awards in the global south. This is one of the seven River Talk videos recorded at the European River Restoration Conference.
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Hutuo River Comprehensive Improvement project - Case Study
Project Hutuo River Comprehensive Improvement Project Client Hebei Water Research Institute Project partners Province South-Holland and Dutch Sino Business Promotions Country China Objectives of the Hutuo River Comprehensive Improvement Project Driving the Hutuo River Project is the demand for information in order for the Hebei province to enhance its ability to predict and prevent flooding and ensure safety. Although, governed many times, there is still no complete flood prevention system for the...
River conservation is ‘blind’ without high-resolution monitoring
Scientists from the University of Portsmouth have been investigating nutrient concentrations in the Upper River Itchen, in Hampshire, UK, on behalf of Salmon & Trout Conservation (S&TC) to better understand where phosphorus is coming from and how it is impacting river ecology. The work has been ongoing for over three years and Lauren Mattingley, Science Officer for S&TC says: “Continuous monitoring of phosphorus has improved our understanding of nutrient dynamics in the Itchen. So far, the...
The Future of Fresh Water
Around the world, sustained effort will be necessary to ensure adequate supplies Fresh water is becoming more and more scarce across the globe, and in the absence of adequate countermeasures, the trend is expected to continue in the future. With demand growing and sources dwindling, water scarcity already touches approximately 2.8 billion people from every continent for at least one month a year, and more than 1.2 billion people have no access to clean drinking water. Shrinking supply and growing demand for...
Tucson to Revive River with Recycled Wastewater
Plan will take advantage of existing water reuse facilities Traveler Julius Froebel once described the lush river valley that he encountered on his 1855 trip along the Santa Cruz River as: […] covered with poplars and willows, ash-trees and plantains, oaks and walnut trees […] Some portions of the valley are of such grand, rich and simple beauty […] that they would be remarkable in any part of the world. But that was before there ever was a city of Tucson, Arizona, on the site. Historic...
World Water Day 22 March, 2018
World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. This year’s theme, ‘Nature for Water’, explores nature-based solutions (NBS) to the water challenges we face in the 21st century. The campaign is called ‘The answer is in nature’ and raises awareness of NBS. The central message is that NBS, such as planting trees to replenish forests, reconnecting rivers to floodplains, and restoring wetlands, is a sustainable...