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The Red River Basin is a transboundary river basin spanning parts of the People’s Republic of China, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Viet Nam. In Viet Nam, the basin encompasses 26 provinces including the capital city, Ha Noi, with a combined population of about 28 million people.

Published in Hong (Red River)

The Davao basin covers eight sub-basins and is the main source of water for Davao City in southern Philippines. The basin supports a rich range of resources and land uses, including urban areas, agricultural land, wetlands, mangroves, tree plantations and natural upland forests. It is also a major source of raw materials for food, medicine and cosmetics, and plays a crucial role in the economy of the country as a whole.

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Protect the Peel

The Yukon's Peel River Watershed is one of the largest and most beautiful intact natural areas left in North America. Industrial development threatens to fragment this stunning landscape and harm its delicate ecological balance. The Peel watershed is the northern anchor of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, and part of the Canadian and international campaign to protect the boreal forest.
Published in Peel

At the regional level, the two countries reached a formal agreement in 2000 on the use of interstate water facilities in the basin through the establishment of the Chu Talas Joint River Commission. This agreement is also unique in that it prescribes the costs of repairing and maintaining shared riverine infrastructure to be borne by Kazakhstan, as the Kyrgyz Republic lacks the resources for such tasks.
Published in Chu - Talas
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The Merrimack River Watershed Council

"The Merrimack River Watershed Council was formed 36 years ago by local activists and regional planning commissions to involve citizens in cleaning up the Merrimack River. Our mission is: “To protect, improve and preserve a healthy ecosystem for the mutual well being of the people and wildlife of the Merrimack River Watershed Community through education, advocacy and science.”"
Published in Merrimack

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