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Better dam planning strategies

New global dam and river data leads to advanced assessment of impacts of dams from 1930-2030
Tue, 2015-01-06 12:14

When dams are built they have an impact not only on the flow of water in the river, but also on the people who live downstream and on the surrounding ecosystems. By placing data from close to 6,500 existing large dams on a highly precise map of the world’s rivers, an international team led by McGill University researchers has created a new method to estimate the global impacts of dams on river flow and fragmentation.

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Contact: Katherine.Gombay
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Office Phone: 514-398-2189

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Contact: Prof. Bernhard Lehner
Organization: Dept of Geography
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One in four of world’s big cities water-stressed

First global database of urban water sources shows source watersheds cover 41% of Earth’s land surface
Tue, 2014-06-03 10:59

As more people move to urban areas, cities around the world are experiencing increased water stress and looking for additional water supplies to support their continued grow.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201
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Source Site: /newsroom