American Heritage Rivers
- U.S. government program to protect and restore America's rivers
and their watersheds. Includes information to help local
communities become involved in river projects.
American Rivers -
American Rivers is a national non-profit conservation organization
dedicated to protecting and restoring America's rivers and to
fostering a river stewardship ethic.
Whitewater - American Whitewater aims to conserve and restore
America's whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to
enjoy them safely. Activities include education, conservation,
events, safety, and river access.
Australian Conservation Foundation: Rivers and Water Campaign
- ACF's Healthy Rivers and Waters campaign aims to improve the
quality of rivers and return them to their natural state. Includes
information about restoring the Murray Darling and Snowy rivers
and campaigns against dams in Australia.
British Columbia (BC) and Yukon River Levels - Real time river
level information in British Columbia and Yukon Territory, from
Betterment Environmental - Scientists are working on issues
related to the geomorphic and ecological effects of dam removal.
Listserv offers information on recent dam removals.
Dr. Robert N. Crittenden - Essays on the management of land
and water sheds in Western Washington State.
Agency of England and Wales - UK government agency concerned
mainly with rivers, flooding, and pollution. Public information
and educational materials, "What's in your backyard?" pollution
database, and current flood warnings for the UK.
EPA's Surf Your Watershed
- Environmental Protection Agency's service to help citizens
locate environmental information about their local regions.
Includes atlas of watersheds, how to adopt your local watershed,
and watershed indicators.
European Catchments and their Impact on the Coast - An EU-funded
project that aims to achieve integrated catchment management and
sustainable use of water resources at a catchment scale. Focuses
on three coastal seas (Mediterranean Sea, Baltic Sea, North Sea)
and six associated river catchments (Vistula, Elbe, Rhine, Humber,
Po, and Axios).
European Rivers Network:
RiverNet - Mainly European information on river-basins,
ecological projects, organizations working on rivers, and threats
to rivers. Includes comprehensive page of European river links.
Freshwater Data Tables: World Resources Institute - Definitive
statistical tables from World Resources 2000-2001 covering
Freshwater Resources and Withdrawals, Groundwater and
Desalinization, and Major Watersheds of the World. (Tables are in
Adobe Acrobat PDF format only.)
Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GREEN) -
Award-winning, international education program that involves young
people in hands-on river education, conservation, and restoration
Trust - A private, nonprofit trust that works cooperatively
with landowners to increase tributary flow to benefit Montana's
native fish species.
The National Rivers
Website - Provides information on canoeing, kayaking,
fly-fishing, rafting, river conservation, river access, and river
Service Hydrologic Information Center - Current hydrologic
conditions, flood summaries, river forecasts, and related
information for the U.S. Also links to other hydrometeorological
The Natural Tendencies of Rivers - Essay by J. G. Imhof of
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Includes a classification
of stream types (with examples from Ontario) and explains how
different streams favor different species.
Northern Sinai Agricultural Development Program - Examines
political and environmental issues surrounding a proposed
irrigation project in Egypt, the effect on the River Nile, and the
possibility of "water wars" between Egypt and other countries who
depend on the Nile.
- Spatial and temporal analysis of precipitation, temperature and
potential evaporation in the Yunnan Upper Salween (Nujiang) River
Patapsco River Conservation Project - A conservation effort
cleaning this Maryland river. Includes a brief history, timeline,
famous events, environmental news, updates, photos, and pictures.
Pilot Analysis of Global Ecosystems: Freshwater Systems - The
World Resources Institute reports that the world's freshwater
ecosystems are dangerously degraded. Provided as HTML and PDF.
- Information about the National River Restoration Science
Synthesis (NRRSS) project, which aims to provide a United States
national level synthesis that can be used to inform policy at
local, regional, and national levels.
Systems - Riparian buffers are established and managed to
reduce the impact of adjacent land use. Features information from
the Wye Research and Education Center at the University of
Management Systems - Information about Riparian Management
Systems how they help protect water quality through nitrate,
phosphorus, and sediment removal. Site from Iowa State University
includes details of project sites, FAQs, publications, and
River Network -
Committed to solving river problems through grassroots citizen
action. Works with private land owners and public agencies to
acquire and conserve critical areas. Resources for local groups,
grants for local projects, and details of the River Conservancy
River Research and Applications - International journal of
basic and applied scientific research on biological, ecological,
geomorphological, hydrological, engineering and geographical
aspects of rivers. Free access to abstracts.
River Thames: Floating Down the River - Wide range of
information about the River Thames in England. Includes geology,
geography, statistics, navigation, history, pollution, locks,
origins of place names, and boat mooring information.
River World -
Dedicated to the conservation and improved management of waterways
worldwide. News bulletins and pictures.
the Earth - Rivers of the Earth ranked by river length, river
system length, drainage basin area, and average discharge rate.
Rivers of the World: Their Beauty and Majesty - Provides
comparative ecological and other information about 16 of the
world's major rivers: Congo, Mississippi, Columbia, Blackstone,
Volga, Ganges, Pawtuxet, Connecticut, Colorado, Amazon, Missouri,
Murray-Darling, Hudson, Nile, Euphrates, and Housatonic.
Systems Technology Center - USDA Forest Service organization
that develops and implements methdologies for study of stream
hydrology. Site provides information about physical aspects of
wildland streams, especially fluvial geomorphology.
UK Rivers Network -
Network of river groups in the UK and Ireland. News and a message
board for the UK rivers community.
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center - About the Upper
Mississippi River System - General description of and
information about the 1,300-mile Upper Mississippi River System.
Includes heritage, economic, and environmental information and
details of current threats faced by the river.
U.S. Geological Survey Surface-Water Field Techniques Training
Class - Online course provides a basic understanding of
techniques the USGS uses to collect streamflow data.
Geological Survey (USGS) Cableway Safety Training Class -
Web-based class describes how cableways are used for measuring
stream flow and how to inspect a cableway before it is used.
Survey (USGS) Real-Time Water Data - Links to USGS sites
across the United States serving data on real-time streamflow via
satellite and modem.
The Watershed Management
Council - Non-profit educational organization dedicated to
watershed management with members in 28 US states and 3 countries.
Newsletters, conference reports, and educational information.
WWF Fresh Waters - About this organization's river basin
conservation activities and the concerns that motivate them.