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Coverage of river water since January 18, 2024.

Grand River Conservation Authority passes their 2024 budget

"...The GRCA board, which is made up of members from 26 different municipalities, approved the budget on Friday. In a news release, the GRCA will be investing in programs that that protect life and minimize property damage from flooding and erosion, improve the health of the Grand River watershed, and connect people to the environment through outdoor experiences. Story continues below advertisement..."


In rural Utah, concern over efforts to use Colorado River water to extract lithium

"...The project is one small piece in a global ramp-up of lithium production to make batteries for storing clean wind and solar energy and powering electric cars. Alternative batteries that don't rely on lithium are being tested, but for now, lithium is still used in most electric vehicle and electrical grid batteries..."


Cambridge testing flood wall on Main Street Bridge 50 years after historic Galt flood

"...The flood wall was put in place following the 1974 Galt flood, which was one of the largest floods ever recorded in the Grand River watershed..."


BC Energy Regulator warns of potential water restrictions for oil, gas operators

"...The energy regulator says the drought during last summer and fall is impacting streamflows and groundwater levels on top of the lower-than-average snowpack..."


New coal mine proposed for B.C. Rockies

"...advagg_mod_2_check();Steel production is responsible for an estimated 11 per cent of global CO2 emissions and under the International Energy Agency’s net-zero emissions scenario, the steel industry’s emissions intensity must fall by about a quarter by 2030. The public comment period is open for NWP Coal Canada's proposed project to mine coal in B. C..."


Contamination from old Alberta coal mines raises cleanup questions

"...The findings, by provincial government scientists who were not made available to speak to reporters, raise questions about who is responsible for cleaning up legacy industrial sites. “Our results reveal novel evidence that coal mining activities in the Crowsnest River watershed have been impacting ecosystems downstream for decades,” says the paper, published recently in the journal Environmental Pollution. Its three authors, all employed by Alberta Environment and Protected Areas when the research was conducted, studied the Grassy Mountain and Tent Mountain sites in southwestern Alberta..."


Contamination from old Alberta Rockies coal mines raises cleanup questions

"...“Our results reveal novel evidence that coal mining activities in the Crowsnest River watershed have been impacting ecosystems downstream for decades,” says the paper, published recently in the journal Environmental Pollution..."


Atmospheric rivers still coming, flood watch added for Sumas: B.C. forecast centre

"...Environment Canada has downgraded a rainfall warning for parts of Metro Vancouver, but British Columbia's River Forecast Centre has added a flood watch for the Sumas area as a series of atmospheric rivers deluge the province's South Coast..."


Heavy rain, snowmelt leads to high water levels in London, Ont. region

"...“We want to make sure people stay away from the water, stay safely back. And if you have kids or if you're looking after pets, make sure they don't go in or near the water,” Heagy said. Currently, flood control reservoirs at the Fanshawe, Wildwood and Pittock conservation areas are being operated to reduce downstream flooding..."


Heavy rain expected in Waterloo Region; special weather statement in effect CityNews Kitchener

"...They are reporting that increased river flows throughout the Grand River watershed are expected. While there likely will not be significant flooding, water levels will be higher than usual for this time of year..."


Lawsuit seeks to protect dolphins by limiting use of flood-control spillway near New Orleans

"...JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Opening a spillway as a flood-control measure in 2019 sent polluted fresh water from the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico and killed bottlenose dolphins that live in saltwater, according to a new lawsuit..."


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Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about river water.

Raise the River

"...and Mexico has allowed the use of Colorado River water for agriculture, industry and cities in Mexico..."


How Nature Can Protect Cities from Floods & Droughts

"...By carefully managing rain and wastewater, it aims to fight water pollution, scarcity, and flooding..."


Vital Sites Fred M. Packard Award 2021 - Online Ceremony

"...RAMBALDI (Brazil), for her work to establish the So Joo River Watershed Environmental Protection Area in Rio de Janeiro State, now designated as a federal protected area of 150,000 hectares, among a rich list of other achievements..."


Saqewi-ilnuwey Awti IPCA - Reconciliation and stewardship through land conservation

"...Reconciliation and stewardship through land conservation in Migmaq traditional territory of Fort Folly First Nation and the UNESCO Fundy Biosphere Reserve..."


Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about river water relevant to the latest news.

Total Nitrogen and Total Phosphorus Pollution Reshaped the Relationship Between Water Supply and Demand in the Huaihe River Wat

"...In this study, based on the potential water supply, the water demand and the Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs (In-VEST) water purification models, we estimated the TN and TP pollution from agricultural fertilizer, livestock and poultry breeding, and rural residents in the Huaihe River watershed and simulated TN and TP impacts on the relationship between water supply and demand..."


Are global influences of cascade dams affecting river water temperature and fish ecology?

"...The rapid increase in population growth, urbanization, and industrialization are accompanied by an increase in river discharges, which increases the total amount of pollutants..."


Pollution of the Rivers of the Republic of Armenia: Causes and Consequences

"...The study and assessment of the river water quality is required for the rational water management and maintaining of the ecosystem of the country..."


Identification of groundwater recharge and flow processes inferred from stable water isotopes and hydraulic data in Bilate Rive

"...This study investigates the groundwater recharge sources and groundwater flow paths using the stable water isotopes (?18O and ?2H) and measured groundwater levels in the Bilate River watershed, Ethiopia..."


A review of water quality models and monitoring methods for capabilities of pollutant source identification, classification, an

"...The reviewed methods argue for river water quality improvement through restoration and pollution control plans, simultaneously trying to minimize the number of sampling locations..."


Demarcation of subsurface water storage potential zone and identification of artificial recharge site in Vel River watershed of

"...The current study uses the integrated approach of geospatial, hydrogeological, and multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) based on the influencing parameter for subsurface water storage potential zones and its artificial recharge structure in western India's semi-arid watershed..."


Spatio-temporal evaluation of surface water quality of Tawi watershed in the Himalayan region of Jammu (J&K, UT) using

"...In the present work, an investigation was performed based on the genera and species stated in Palmer pollution index to show the extent of organic pollution in the surface water of the Tawi watershed in the Jammu province of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir using algal pollution indices..."


A Landscape-Scale Comparison of Wetlands Associated with Surface Coal Extraction and Naturally-Occurring Wetlands in the Centra

"...We inventoried naturally-occurring wetlands and wetlands associated with surface mining in the Guest River watershed in Wise County, Virginia, USA, one of the most heavily surface-mined watersheds in the Virginia coalfields..."


Design and simulation of a reuse water system for a houseboat using EPANET

"...Greywater reuse is of paramount importance as it not only conserves freshwater resources but also contributing to sustainable water management efforts..."


Hydrological processes and water quality in arid regions of Central Asia: insights from stable isotopes and hydrochemistry of p

"...Thus, by collecting published hydrogen and oxygen isotopic data for precipitation, river water, and groundwater in Central Asia, a comprehensive stable isotopic and hydrochemical database was created for the first time to clarify the isotopic signatures of water from different sources and the evolution processes of river water and groundwater..."


Land cover change and socioecological influences on terrestrial carbon production in an agroecosystem

"...Context This study evaluated the contributions of land cover and land use change (LCLUC) and land management to landscape carbon production through a complex cause-effect path analysis of socioecological latent variables..."


Sedimentation of metals in Sundarban mangrove ecosystem: Dominant drivers and environmental risks

"...Metal accumulation in the sediments entails a potential risk of bioaccumulation and biomagnification through the food web, and may increasingly impact estuarine ecology, economy, and ultimately human health..."