Thursday, October 1, 2020

Tag: rivers

Planting Forests Permanently Reduces Regional Water Availability: Study

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River flow is reduced in areas where forests have been planted and does not recover over time, according to a new study. Rivers in some...

Transport Canada Provides Additional Safeguards to 25 Rivers

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Twenty-five wild and free-flowing rivers and Canadian Heritage Rivers will receive additional oversight under the Canadian Navigable Waters Act. The rivers have officially been...

Stockholm Water Prize Awarded to Dr. Jackie King

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Dr. Jackie King received the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize on August 28, 2019 for her contributions to global river management. King has advanced the scientific...

Canada Home to Vast Majority of North America’s Remaining Longest and...

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Just over one-third (37 per cent) of the world’s 246 longest rivers remain free-flowing, according to a new study published in the scientific journal Nature. Of those found in...

National Assessment of Canada’s Wildest Rivers

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Canada's history, culture, and patterns of human development are a reflection of the nation's rivers. Although Canada once had an abundance of wild, large,...

Laurier Takes a Lead in Canadian Rivers Institute

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The CRI is a leader in applied aquatic science that not only works on issues affecting rivers and estuaries around the world, it works to train the coming generation of aquatic scientists. At Laurier, MacLatchy has three CRI-affiliated graduate scientists working with her.

Toronto Region Conservation Authority Launches ‘A City of Rivers’ Interactive Map...

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More than 60 years ago, Hurricane Hazel devastated Toronto and area. Lives were lost, properties destroyed, and history was written. Now, Toronto and Region Conservation...

WWF Urges Government to Protect Athabasca

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Today, WWF-Canada released Securing Environmental Flows in the Athabasca River, a report that urges government agencies to demonstrate their commitment to protecting Alberta’s lower...

Feds Fund Conservation Portal

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The federal government is providing close to $35,000 from the Rideau Canal Resource Conservation funding to the Centre for Sustainable Watersheds (CSW) to complete...

Water Footprints

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Safe, reliable freshwater—and healthy, productive freshwater ecosystems—are foundations for a strong economy and sustainable communities. But the collective impacts of producing more food and...

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