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watercourse

1. a stream, river, or canal
2. the channel, bed, or route along which this flows

watercourse

[′wȯd·ər‚kȯrs]
(hydrology)
A stream of water.
A natural channel through which water may run or does run.
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See Alistair Rieu-Clarke & Alexander Lopez, Why Have States Joined the UN Watercourses Convention?
It includes contributions from several farmers keen to share their own good practice, such as Ally Hunter Blair, one of Channel 4's First Time Farmers, who manages his field margins to protect hedgerows and watercourses.
A Wildlife Trusts Wales spokesman said: "While "killer" shrimp, signal crayfish and Himalayan balsam are affecting our watercourses, grey squirrels are devastating our native red squirrel populations and mink are pushing water voles to the edge of extinction in Wales.
In RCT council's policy on culverts, it states it is opposed to the culverting of watercourses because of the "adverse ecological, flood risk and other effects" likely to arise.
The UN Convention on the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses was adopted in 1997 by the UN General Assembly.
At last week's Oxford Farming Conference, he acknowledged that a failure to clear-out watercourses has contributed to the heavy flooding experienced across Britain in 2012.
Adam Shipp, the Environment Agency officer in charge of the investigation, said: "We take cases of pollution to watercourses very seriously due to the environmental damage that can be caused.
At the Rio+20 meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and the UK government announced that the UK will accede to the UN Watercourses Convention to help ensure that the world's 263 international boundary crossing rivers are protected and peacefully shared.
Living Waterways is an exciting new project which is working closely with local communities to improve management of urban watercourses and provide natural and sustainable solutions to pollution and flood risk management.
ISLAMABAD, April 13, 2011 (Balochistan Times): About 60,657 watercourses were improved under National Programme for Improvement of Watercourses (NPIWC) in the country which were saving about 6.
ISLAMABAD, April 11, 2011 (Frontier Star): Keeping in view losses of water resources, brick lining of 25000 watercourses in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan has been completed that marked achievement of targets by MINFA.
We don't stop cleaning up our watercourses simply because they're looking better than they have for 100 years.