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The thermal suitability of riverine habitats for cold water adapted species may be reduced under climate change. Riparian tree planting is a practical climate change mitigation measure, but it is often unclear where to focus effort for maximum benefit. Recent developments in data collection, monitoring and statistical methods have facilitated the development of increasingly sophisticated river temperature models capable of predicting spatial variability at large scales appropriate to management.

Fish farmers from Sub Traditional Authority Nkapita in Zomba have expressed concern of the early drying up of rivers which has affected supply of water to their fish ponds.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of K. N. Somashekar Vs Union of India & Others dated 05/10/2017 regarding Yettinahole Phase-I project, Hassan District, Karnataka. NGT rejects the appeal seeking an order to restrain the construction of Yettinahole drinking water project.

A simulation experiment was used to understand the importance of riparian vegetation density, channel orientation and flow velocity for stream energy budgets and river temperature dynamics. Water temperature and meteorological observations were obtained in addition to hemispherical photographs along a ∼1 km reach of the Girnock Burn, a tributary of the Aberdeenshire Dee, Scotland. Data from nine hemispherical images (representing different uniform canopy density scenarios) were used to parameterise a deterministic net radiation model and simulate radiative fluxes.

Nearly two-thirds of the India’s terrestrial ecosystems is not resilient to drought.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sukhvinder Singh Vs State of Haryana & Others dated 22/09/2017 regarding sand mining in the name of desilting of canals, Haryana. The Tribunal states that if it is found that the activity of mining on the river bed and the use of screening plants at the mining site is impremissible and not in accordance with law, then the project proponent’s indemnity bond shall be encashed. NGT also permits lifting of the already excavated sand material, subject to an interim environmental cost of Rs.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Giri Gaurav Alias Mujib Naithani Vs. Dev Bhoomi Awas Ltd. & Others dated 22/09/2017 regarding demarcation and fixation of High Flood Line of rivers. NGT stated that National Mission for Clean Ganga has no role whatsoever in identification, demarcation and fixation of High Flood Line in the river. It is primary responsibility of the Ministry of Water Resources and the State Government.

With nearly half the world’s population affected by water scarcity and demand for freshwater continuing to soar, a WWF report released at the 20th International Riversymposium in Brisbane shows how governments can successfully protect and restore river flows – helping to ensure sufficient water for people and nature.

Recent studies have shown an increasing trend in hydroclimatic disturbances like droughts, which are anticipated to become more frequent and intense under global warming and climate change. Droughts adversely affect the vegetation growth and crop yield, which enhances the risks to food security for a country like India with over 1.2 billion people to feed.

Asia’s mountain glaciers will lose at least a third of their mass through global warming by the century’s end, with dire consequences for millions of people who rely on them for fresh water, resear

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