To provide a picture of hydrological impact of climate change across different climatic zones in Europe, this study considers eight river basins: Tagus in Iberian Peninsula; Emån and Lule in Scandinavia; Rhine, Danube and Teteriv in Central and Eastern Europe; Tay on the island of Great Britain and Northern Dvina in North-Eastern Europe.

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Worldwide riverine thermal pollution patterns were investigated by combining mean annual heat rejection rates from power plants with once-through cooling systems with the global hydrological-water temperature model variable infiltration capacity (VIC)-RBM. The model simulates both streamflow and water temperature on 0.5° × 0.5° spatial resolution worldwide and by capturing their effect, identifies multiple thermal pollution hotspots.

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As India stares at the mammoth task of cleaning the Ganga and looks for inspiration outside the country , it is the Rhine river of western Europe which has caught the attention of policy-makers her

The global number of dam constructions has increased dramatically over the past six decades and is forecast to continue to rise, particularly in less industrialized regions. Identifying development pathways that can deliver the benefits of new infrastructure while also maintaining healthy and productive river systems is a great challenge that requires understanding the multifaceted impacts of dams at a range of scales.

Crossing through ten countries and draining the territory of 19 countries, the Danube is the most international river in the world. In addition to the 83 million people living in the river basin, the Danube is home to globally important species of flora and fauna.

Climate change is one of the most crucial ecological problems of our age with great influence. Seasonal dynamics of aquatic communities are

The GEF is the largest financial institution with the mandate, ability, and experience to address current and future challenges to shared freshwater and marine systems. Because of their transboundary nature these multicountry waterbodies and marine systems represent international public goods.

WWF presented a series of case studies from four continents showing that measures to improve the health of stressed water systems now would also improve their ability to cope with projected climate impacts in the future. This report shows that practical adaptations to climate change impacts on freshwaters may have immediate benefits for peoples' livelihoods and to conserve ecosystems, and should be priorities for governments and aid donors.

It is the tale of two European rivers. The Rhine and the Danube. No river system in the world has a density of industrial agglomerations comparable to that of the Rhine. The river connects the economies of some of the richest countries, while the Danube l

An international convention for protection of the Danube hopes to restore the river s ecosystem