The Elbe River, with its length of 1 094 km from the springs in the Krkonose Mountains to the North Sea mouth at Cuxhaven and with its catchment area of 148 268 km2, is the fourth biggest river in Europe; after the Donau (817 000 km2), the Visla (194 112 km2), and the Rhine (183 800 km2). The Elbe River basin spans four countries: its largest parts lie in Germany (65.5 %) and in the Czech Republic (33.7 %), tiny parts lie in Austria (0.6 %) and in Poland (0.2 %).
The success of watershed groups is often dependent on cooperative partnerships built on understanding, trust and respect. Because they reflect the needs of the community, on-the-ground projects encompass a wide variety of natural resource issues, but often include a strong education and outreach component. Projects include water quality monitoring, strategies for living with wildlife, noxious weed management, habitat restoration, ...
The Bear River Commission was created in 1958 pursuant to the Bear River Compact (as amended PL 96-189) between the states of Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. The Commission is composed of nine gubernatorial appointed Commissioners, three from each of the signatory states, as well as a Federal Commissioner appointed by the President, who serves as Chairman without vote.
VISION: "To be the premier organ for harnessing and managing the Zambezi waters for economic and social development"
MISSION STATEMENT: "We at the Zambezi River Authority commit ourselves to satisfying all our stakeholders through purposefully and sustainably exploiting the natural advantages offered by the Zambezi River"
Macquarie River Food & Fibre is the peak industry group for irrigated agriculture in the Macquarie Valley, Central West NSW. We are a non-profit, non-political organisation supporting our members to achieve a sustainable irrigation industry that meets the environmental, economic and social needs of our local communities.