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River Science

Resources for River Managers

Scientists from around the world have collaborated and produced a number of reports, publications and tools that contain insight into fresh water, great rivers and our understanding of these complex systems.

Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Services: A Guide for Decision Makers
World Resources Institute, March 2008

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

Fresh Water

Freshwater Ecoregions of the World
WWF and The Nature Conservancy, 2008
FEOW is the first-ever comprehensive map and database describing the world's freshwater biodiversity.

The United Nations World Water Development Reports
2003 and 2006

Free-flowing rivers: Economic luxury or ecological necessity? [PDF]
WWF, February 2006

The Essentials of Environmental Flows [PDF]
IUCN, 2003

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