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  1. Milton-Born-with-a-Tooth
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    Milton Born-With-A-Tooth is a Peigan-Blackfoot political activist.
  2. Borneo's Killer Dams
    Mega-Dams in Sarawak Threaten Indigenous Tribes with Ethnocide

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Sarawak, Malaysia, is home to thousands of endemic species, forty indigenous groups, and one of the largest transboundary rainforests remaining in the world. The state is also suffering from one of the world's highest rates of deforestation; only 5% of its primary forests remain. Now, Sarawak's forests and their inhabitants face another threat: the damming of its rivers for hydroelectric power.
  3. Canada's Aquatic Environments
    Resource Type: Website
    Information on habitiats, plants, and animals.
  4. The Canadian Environmental Education Catalogue
    A Guide to Selected Resources

    Resource Type: Article
  5. A Citizens' Streambank Restoration Handbook
    Resource Type: Book
  6. Climate Change and Rivers
    Resource Type: Article
    Though large hydropower projects are often presented as a "clean and green" source of energy, nothing could be further from the truth: River-wrecking dams are the wrong choice for a warming world.
  7. Connexions Library: Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, Water Focus 
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on water, rivers, streams, wetlands, lakes, rivers, oceans, marine life.
  8. Dam it all: More than half of the world's long rivers are blocked by infrastucture
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    But with the increasing demand for more water, energy generation, and flood management, the construction of dams, levees, reservoirs, and other river-obstructive infrastructures is becoming ubiquitous.
  9. Defending the Oldman River
    A conversation with Milton-Born-With-A-Tooth

    Resource Type: Audio
    First Published: 1991   Published: 1992
    An interview with Milton-Born-With-A-Tooth about the struggle to defend the Oldman River in Alberta.
  10. Don River Day points out pollution, abuse of river
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1981
    Dumping contaminants into the Don River is supposedly no longer allowed, but it continues and the effects are serious.
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2017
    Web portal with information about environmental issues and resources, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
  12. Fluvarium
    Resource Type: Website
    The word Fluvarium literally means "windows on a stream". In this case, the stream is Nagles's Hill Brook, a tributary of Rennies River, which has been diverted to flow past nine underwater windows.
  13. The Inter-Church Task Force on the Churchill River Diversion
    Organization profile published 1976

    Resource Type: Organization
    First Published: 1976
    Inactive/Defunct Organization
    Task Force formed to assist the Northern Flood Committee.
  14. Is Canada's government trying to kill off the wild salmon?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Matthews discusses how the Canadian government's actions and legal changes threaten the wild salmon.
  15. Legacy
    The Natural History of Ontario

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989
    A comprehensive, extensively illustrated natural history of Ontario, covering bedrock, soils, birds, mammals, insects, wildflowers, forests, prehistoric life, and much more.
  16. The Mekong must run free!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    The Mekong is among Southeast Asia's greatest rivers, sustaining tens of millions from its abundant fisheries and its floodwaters which both irrigate and fertilise. But Nature's bounty, and beauty, are at risk from a series of 11 dams.
  17. 1978 Annual Report of San Juan River Salmon Enhancement Program
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1978
  18. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2015

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2015
    This week we're featuring the 40-point program which SYRIZA, the Greek coalition of the radical left, put forward to win the Greek election. Oliver Tickell writes about the mass media's latest campaign of pro-war propaganda, this time revolving around supposed "Russian aggression" in Ukraine, while Paul Edwards looks at another form of war propaganda, Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper'. The Topic of the Week is Water Rights. Related items include the film "Blue Gold: World Water Wars," the featured website International Rivers, and articles on water-related struggles, past and present, including articles on the Walkerton water disaster and the Cochabamba water war.
  19. The privatization of rivers in Chile
    Auctioning-off rivers for private gain has severe social and environmental impacts. But there is a better way.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The Chilean government has continued with the mercantile treatment of common goods, putting several rivers in the Bio Bio Region up for auction, despite ongoing social unrest.
  20. Reclaiming Toronto's Don River
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1989
  21. Remembering the Don
    A Rare Record of Earlier Times Within the Don River Valley

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1981
    Memories of Toronto's Don River in days gone by.
  22. Rivers in crisis: water theft and corruption in the Darling River system
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A water crisis in New South Wales has resulted in millions of fish dying and a shortage of water in communities. Politicians blame drought while other blame corruption and the actions of big irrigators.
  23. The Run of the River
    Portraits of Eleven British Columbia Rivers

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1992
    Mark Hume celebrates eleven B.C. rivers, but also raises questions about the cost of development and the cost of wilderness. Is it possible to have industry -- forestry, smelting, fishing, and even tourism -- and still maintain the rivers and wildlife that support them?
  24. Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority
    Resource Type: Website
    The conservation authority covering the Saugeen River watershed.
  25. Swimming in Shit
    Against the Current

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    Why is it the case that in a city that is almost entirely built on islands – a city literally surrounded by water – are there so few places to swim and cool off?
  26. Unimpeded Rivers Crucial as Climate Changes: New Study
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Gravel-bed rivers and their floodplains are the lifeblood of ecosystems and need to be allowed to run and flood unimpeded if species are to be protected and communities are to cope with climate change.
  27. Water resources - 'The river is dying': the vast ecological cost of Brazil's mining disasters
    Water resources are tapped with often reckless abandon and poor regulation. And it looks set to go on under new president.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Brazil's worst mining disaster in decades has prompted calls to create stronger regulations and enforce them with real consequences rather than small fines that often go unpaid.

Experts on RiviŠres in the Sources Directory

  1. International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

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