The conventional approach to river protection has focused on water quality and maintaining some ""minimum"" flow that was thought necessary to ensure the viability of a river. In recent years, however, scientific research has underscored the idea that the ecological health of a river system depends not on a minimum amount of water at any one time but on the naturally variable quantity and timing of flows throughout the year. In Rivers for Life, leading water experts Sandra Postel and Brian Richter explain why restoring and preserving more natural river flows are key to sustaining freshwater biodiversity and healthy river systems, and describe innovative policies, scientific approaches, and management reforms for achieving those goals. Sandra Postel and Brian Richter: explain the value of healthy rivers to human and ecosystem health; describe the ecological processes that support river ecosystems and how they have been disrupted by dams, diversions, and other alterations; consider the scientific basis for determining how much water a river needs; examine new management paradigms focused on restoring flow patterns and sustaining ecological health; assess the policy options available for managing rivers and other freshwater systems; explore building blocks for better river governance Sandra Postel and Brian Richter offer case studies of river management from the United States (the San Pedro, Green, and Missouri), Australia (the Brisbane), and South Africa (the Sabie), along with numerous examples of new and innovative policy approaches that are being implemented in those and other countries. Rivers for Life presents a global perspective on the challenges of managing water for people and nature, with a concise yet comprehensive overview of the relevant science, policy, and management issues. It presents exciting and inspirational information for anyone concerned with water policy, planning and management, river conservation, freshwater biodiversity, or related topics.
From the outpouring of his soul and the Holy Spirit as his guide, come the words that fill his heart and now line the pages of this book. "it's you who waits for all who seek, it's you who changes stone to meek, its' you who fulfills each and every soul, it's you who teaches each one his or her role. it's you who ignites my heart on fire, it's you who drives my desire." It is apparent that Sam Olivo is a man after God's own heart. Consumed with a passion to serve and live for our Savior, Sam is a clear voice in a chaotic world that beckons people to trust in anything and everything but the Lord. There has been a clear calling on Sam's life to share the good news of the gospel in his gifted, down-to-earth, humble fashion. He is a blessing to those around him. This book encapsulates his love for the Lord and the Lord's love for all of us. May it touch your heart and soul.
The River of Life is an allegory with many symbols. It is a modern day parable about the eternal nature of being. Everything is a cycle and full of purpose. The being in fulfillment had no beginning and will have no end. It cannot be destroyed. Like a cell of the human body, which can be cloned, the soul is a cell of Universal Being with the same natural power of the whole.There is always communication between the whole and the part, but we are mostly unaware. 'The language of the mind' can only be understood by recognizing the way Inner Being, via the subconscious mind, communicates with the conscious. Only through meditation or dreams, when the conscious mind is induced to be quiet, can Inner Being communicate and conscious mind benefit.
As the seasons change, a river in Alaska reveals its remarkable biodiversity. A great web of life is presented--the river and its shores sustain an astonishing variety of plants and animals. The river is home: salmon fry and rainbow trout live in it, plankton drifts in its current. The river is food: bears and bald eagles catch salmon, big fish chase little fish, tree roots absorb the river water. This evocative nonfiction picture book follows a year in the life of this Alaskan river. The lyrical text and lush paintings introduce young readers to the sights and sounds of the river and its inhabitants and are rich in details certain to fascinate ecologists of all ages.
A river is rising from the throne of God. In its waves are healing for the church and renewal for our society. Some of the vital topics Francis Frangipane discusses include… The Father’s unchanging purpose Christ’s commitment to His church The Holy Spirit’s transforming work in us Surrendering to the lordship of Jesus Achieving unity in the body of Christ Creating harmony within the family, the church, and society Experiencing the flow of God’s healing power Discover the source of the abundant supply of God’s grace that transforms our lives so that we can impact our world for Jesus Christ.