Issue Date: Nov 15, 2010
THE world’s rivers are threatened due to mismanagement and pollution. This imperils eight of every 10 people as well as 10,000-20,000 species that call them home. This is the finding of the first global initiative that assessed water security for people and river biodiversity. Eleven scientists identified 23 stressors, such as pollution, intensive agriculture, catchment disturbance and dam building, and integrated them to prepare maps showing their impact on the health of rivers and associated habitat.
Cheryl Colopy‘s book explores how south Asian rivers have been transformed from being considered sacred beings to sewers
How a township has set high standard for eco-friendly living