Latest Riparian zone Stories

2008-06-27 15:02:34

A FARM near Opunake hosted many of the country's media organisations last Wednesday as the Taranaki Regional Council highlighted one of the farms involved in its extensive riparian planting programme. Representatives from TVNZ, TV3, a major newspaper and The New Zealand Farmers Weekly donned their gumboots and winter wear to see for themselves the work Ian and Judith Armstrong have carried out on their property. The couple have 34km of stream bank on their farm, of which 22km is fenced....

2008-06-18 12:00:29

The Pennsylvania Campaign for Clean Water today publicly launched its "Buffers 100" initiative, urging the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to propose new regulations that would require minimum 100 foot buffers on new development on all rivers and streams in the state. The proposal has been endorsed by 110 organizations, businesses and municipal organizations from across the state, along with 25 legislators from both parties and both chambers of the General Assembly....

2008-06-15 03:00:12

By Kozlowski, James C Landowners claim that structure interferes with their 'right to a view.' Generally, a property owner whose property abuts a lake, river, or stream possesses certain riparian rights, a bundle of rights that turns on the physical relationship of a body of water to the land abutting it. These rights pertain to the use of water in a waterway adjoining the owner's property. Riparian rights of the owners of lands fronting navigable waters are derived from common law as...

2007-06-08 06:00:20

By Billore, Suresh Tropical India has many heavily polluted water bodies like ponds, lakes or stagnant rivers that support a green mat of diverse plant species such as phytoplankton. The cause is pollution from urban areas, industry and agriculture. The traditional treatment systems need high inputs of energy, are expensive and short lived. The shift now is to a more ecological system. Professors Suresh Billore and Prashant are developing artificial floating islands that treat the water on...

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