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International team of scientists warns of climate change's impact on global river flow
Date:10/12/2007

restoration, rehabilitation, and management actions are recommended to enhance the resilience of riverine ecosystems and minimize impacts. These efforts will minimize risks to ecosystems and people and may be less costly than reactive efforts taken only once problems have arisen. Proactive actions include stormwater and sediment management, channel reconfiguration, dam removal, land acquisition and riparian management.

This report calls attention to significant risks facing many of the worlds major rivers and those people who live near or depend on them for water or food, said Palmer. Many of these risks could be reduced dramatically if proactive management measures are implemented now. Its now up to the worlds political leaders to decide whether or not to step forward and put in place programs designed to minimize the impacts we may see on our ecosystems and people.


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Contact: Christopher Conner
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University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
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