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What are rivers?

The adverse effects of the river regulation

The adverse effects of the river regulation

River regulation is altering of the course of the rivers, embanking it in the stone or cement and reducing its dynamics. Chiefly done for the erosion and flood protection, river navigation and irrigation, but it has backfired with profound negative consequences. Please follow and like […]

Benefits of the rivers

Benefits of the rivers

Preserved, natural rivers and streams, in general, offer us many benefits, not only as a conventional resource as a waterway, hydropower energy or irrigation, to name just a few. There are other, often unknown, but essential. Please follow and like us:

New understanding of the rivers

New understanding of the rivers

After centuries of abuse, rivers are finally seen not only as a resource but much more complex and fragile systems, with many other benefits. Based on new scientific vision, many countries are protecting the rivers. Please follow and like us:

Difficulty grading of whitewater rafting

Difficulty grading of whitewater rafting

Rapids are categorized in classes, generally running from I to VI.While class I rapids are easy to navigate and require little maneuvering, class VI rapids pose threat to life with little or no chance for rescue. River rafting sports are carried out where many rapids […]

River morphology – how does river look like?

River morphology – how does river look like?

Rivers are very diverse bodies of the water. Flow from the hills to the plains in different forms. River morphology describes how does river look like. Please follow and like us:

Definitions of rivers, stream, brooks, creeks  and other terms

Definitions of rivers, stream, brooks, creeks and other terms

What is the river, what’s the stream, brook, creek…we encounter these term so many time, often in a different meaning. What in reality is the distinction between a large stream that is a river and smaller bodies of the running water? Please follow and like […]

How to prevent the floods?

How to prevent the floods?

Floods are natural phenomena which we can’t entirely prevent, so we have to adapt. Flood protection comprises both technical and ecological approach. Please follow and like us:

What is a river erosion?

What is a river erosion?

River erosion if one of the most potent agents in sculpting the surface of the Earth. The enormous energy of the water causes destabilizes the riverbed. As a result, rivers cut their own valleys deepening and widening them over long periods of time and carrying […]

Rivers are much more than just the water between the left and right bank

Rivers are much more than just the water between the left and right bank

Rivers are very complex hydrologic systems, not just the water between the banks, what is a common idea for most of the people. Please follow and like us:

What are the rivers?

What are the rivers?

A river or a stream is a body of running water that is confined in a channel and moves downhill under the influence of gravity. It’s the most powerful geologic agent in sculpting the Earth surface and extremely important. Please follow and like us: