rivers

Over 260,000 kilometres of rivers at risk due to proposed hydro dams

Published: 12Aug2021

Over 260,000 kilometres of river could potentially be severed by planned hydroelectric developments according to McGill University researchers. The Amazon, the Congo, and the Irrawaddy are just a...

Most rivers run dry - now and then

Published: 16Jun2021

A new study led by researchers from McGill University and INRAE found that between 51-60% of the 64 million kilometres of rivers and streams on Earth that they investigated stop flowing...

World’s most detailed database maps characteristics of Earth’s rivers and catchments

Published: 9Dec2019

Two researchers and friends from opposite ends of the Earth have created a world-first high spatial resolution atlas that maps the environmental characteristics of all the globe's rivers and...

Classifying the world's rivers

29 Jan 2019

New paper by Camille Ouellet Dallaire and Bernhard Lehner (McGill Department of Geography), Roger Sayre (US Geological Survey, Reston, VA) and Michele Thieme (World Wildlife Fund, Washington, DC)...

Measuring protection of the world’s rivers

Published: 10Nov2016

To  what extent are the world’s rivers protected?  ...

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