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A look at rivers of the world and the causes and consequences of flooding in rivers.

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Rivers are of immense importance geologically, biologically, historically and culturally. Although they contain only about 0.0001% of the total amount of water in the world at any given time, rivers are vital carriers of water and nutrients to areas all around the earth. source

World Rivers Review - 2012

2011 had much good news for rivers around the world – dams cancelled or postponed, peoples’ movements surging against the big-dam tide, greater attention to the risks of climate change – as well as a daunting amount of low points in the movement for rivers and rights. Catch up on river news from around the planet in this issue’s Year in Review.

International Rivers - an organisation

International Rivers protects rivers and defends the rights of communities that depend on them. We work to stop destructive dams and promote water and energy solutions for a just and sustainable world.

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Longest rivers of the world

River

Length KM

Length Miles

Drainage area (km²)

Average discharge (m³/s)

Outflow

Nile

6,650

4,132

3,349,000

5,100

Mediterranean Sea

Amazon

6,400

3,976

6,915,000

219,000

Atlantic Ocean

Yangtze (Chang Jiang)

6,300

3,917

1,800,000

31,900

East China Sea

Mississippi – Missouri

6,275

3,902

2,980,000

16,200

Gulf of Mexico

Río de la Plata – Paraná - Paranaíba

6,170

3,830

4,144,000

22,000

Atlantic Ocean

source : http://chartsbin.com/view/bhd

World Water Forum

Every three years since 1997, the World Water Forum mobilises creativity, innovation, competence and know-how in favour of water. So what do they do? 

Define 'river'


river,
(ultimately from Latin ripa, “bank”), any natural stream of water that flows in a channel with defined banks . Modern usage includes rivers that are multichanneled, intermittent, or ephemeral in flow and channels that are practically bankless.

Rivers - Arteries of our planet

The steady flow of clean, fresh water is an essential element for vast ecosystems and the health and survival of billions of people

Find lots of information on rivers, lakes and wetlands from the WWF pages

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