Monday, 15 April 2013 00:00
Rivers by Design shows planners, architects and developers the crucial role that they can play in river restoration. It provides practical advice and information to maximise the ecological, social and economic benefits of development by integrating water management into the planning and design at all scales. Step-by-step guidance on planning projects ensures the goals of sustainable development are achieved to meet the needs of local people and the environment. A series of case studies from RESTORE demonstrates successful examples of how well located, planned and designed development can increase ecological quality, reduce flood risk and create social and economic benefits such as improved recreational facilities and public spaces. For more information, click here.
Monday, 11 March 2013 00:00
This map (PDF) (1 pg, 669K) shows the results of a series of geographic information systems (GIS) analyses examining the extent of different types of streams in the continental United States at the county level. The map was generated as part of an analysis (PDF) (2 pp, 76K) aimed at illuminating regional patterns of dependence on intermittent, ephemeral and headwater streams for water to supply public drinking water systems in the United States, using the most recent, valid data available. In the continental United States, about 117 million people, over one third of the total U.S. population, get some or all of their drinking water from public drinking water systems that rely at least in part on intermittent, ephemeral, or headwater streams. In the continental U.S., 357,404 total miles of streams provide water for public drinking water systems. Of that total, 58% (207,476 miles) are intermittent, ephemeral, or headwater streams. A more detailedsummary of the analysis (PDF) (2 pp, 76K) and breakdown of the results by state (PDF) (1 pg, 175K) and by county (PDF)(31 pp, 3.8MB) are presented. For more information, click here.