Links related to rivers presented in somewhat random fashion:
International Conference on the Status and Future of the World’s Large Rivers, August 3-7, 2020, Moscow
Australian Rivers Institute
The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act provides three levels of river classification: wild, scenic, and recreational.
Wild rivers are free of dams, generally inaccessible except by trail, and represent vestiges of primitive America.
Scenic rivers are free of dams, with shorelines or watersheds that are still largely primitive and shorelines that are largely undeveloped, but accessible in places by roads.
Recreational rivers are readily accessible by road or railroad, may have some development along their shorelines, and may have been dammed in the past.
2014 Rutherford Lectures: Rivers – Dame Anne Salmond explores the radical nature of the settlement between the Whanganui River iwi and the Government signed in August 2014, recognising the river as a legal person in its own right. This agreement has made history.
The River Never Ends