Specifically, the team is investigating the design and function of riparian systems, which serve as buffer zones between bodies of water and agricultural fields or urban areas.
There is far too much open water in this island where riparian owners are private citizens for a duty of such a wide general nature to be easily imposed by the law.
Testing of samples of deposited sediments in the riparian zone determined that agricultural activity in the watershed has caused increased sediment deposition to the wetland.
The bureaucratic control by government over the settlement process in Australia caused the demise of the common law system of water allocation by riparian right and the appropriation of rights to water by the government.
The various groups that make up this community have organized to challenge development, protect the riparian region of the Santa Cruz River, and promote bird watching.
The guide provides instructions on riparian buffer installation and maintenance for farmers and landowners.
Fish and crustaceans enter this system, attracting native waterbirds, shorebirds, and seabirds, which regularly forage along the ditch's riparian banks.
There is a great deal of interest in research on riparian management and water quality in the western United States.
‘But we've learned about the importance and the value of riparian zones now, and in the most recent set of photos, you can see where people have let the plants grow back along the creek banks,’ Klement says.
If riparian vegetation is left undisturbed, organic matter accumulates in the soil and enhances microbial activity.