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1-10 of 14 for the Category : Water and the Subcategory : Rivers & Wetlands

Catchment Management

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A catchment is defined as the area from which any rainfall will drain into a watercourse through surface flow to a common point. Other related terms are watershed, river basin and drainage basin. A catchment is the basic unit of the landscape that is

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Economics of the Environment

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The biggest threat to the realisation of the sustainable development ideal is not in determining and understanding how Economics and Ecology as individual systems function, but how they operate as a single embedded system.

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Eutrophication is a process whereby high levels of nutrients such as phosphates and nitrates result in excessive and abnormal growth in plants.

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Freshwater Ecology

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Freshwater ecology is the discipline for measuring, managing and monitoring the health of freshwater systems. It looks at water quality from a chemical perspective and then examines the organisms that are living in the water and their relationship to

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Global Change

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Africa, as a whole, is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. This is not only due to the actual changes expected, but also due to the poor capacity of its people to cope with the changes and the developmental constraints.

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Global Warming & Climate Change

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'Global warming', or 'climate change', refers to the rise in the planet's overall temperature due to anthropogenic (human-related) increase of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere.

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Greenwash is not a new concept. The term emerged from the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, and it entered the Concise Oxford Dictionary in 1999.

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Mires & Peatlands

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Mires are wetlands where a special type of soil called peat grows. They play a vital role in storing and purifying water and supporting biodiversity. Mires or peatlands, comprise a wide variety of ecosystems, including the coastal swamp forests of Ma

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Natural Resources

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‘Natural resources’ is the term used to describe the basic materials and resources that are produced through the earth’s own inherent natural processes and systems.

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Ramsar Convention

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The Ramsar Convention is an intergovernmental treaty, adopted in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971, and provides a framework for international cooperation for the conservation of wetlands.

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