Defining and measuring river health

  title={Defining and measuring river health},
  author={James Karr},
1. Society benefits immeasurably from rivers. Yet over the past century, humans have changed rivers dramatically, threatening river health. As a result, societal well-being is also threatened because goods and services critical to human society are being depleted. 2. `Health' Ð shorthand for good condition (e.g. healthy economy, healthy communities) Ð is grounded in science yet speaks to citizens. 3. Applying the concept of health to rivers is a logical outgrowth of scientific principles, legal… CONTINUE READING
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