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An āb anbār (آب انبار, literally "water reservoir") is a traditional reservoir or cistern of drinking water in Greater Iran in antiquity.
Abu Simbel (أبو سمبل) is a village of about 2600 inhabitants in Nubia, southern Egypt, near the border with Sudan.
Algae (singular alga) is an informal term for a large, diverse group of photosynthetic organisms that are not necessarily closely related, and is thus polyphyletic.
The Arabian Peninsula, simplified Arabia (شِبْهُ الْجَزِيرَةِ الْعَرَبِيَّة, ‘Arabian island’ or جَزِيرَةُ الْعَرَب, ‘Island of the Arabs’), is a peninsula of Western Asia situated northeast of Africa on the Arabian plate.
Ashopton was a small village in Derbyshire, England, in the vale of the River Ashop.
The Aswan Dam, or more specifically since the 1960s, the Aswan High Dam, is an embankment dam built across the Nile in Aswan, Egypt, between 1960 and 1970.
Bacteria (common noun bacteria, singular bacterium) is a type of biological cell.
Llyn Tegid (Llyn Tegid), known in English as Bala Lake, is a lake in Gwynedd, Wales.
The Balbina Dam (Usina Hidrelétrica de Balbina) is a hydroelectric dam and power station on the Uatumã River in the Amazon Rainforest, Brazil.
In geography, the word bank generally refers to the land alongside a body of water.
Beacons Reservoir is the northernmost of the three reservoirs in the Taff Fawr valley in South Wales.
Birdwatching, or birding, is a form of wildlife observation in which the observation of birds is a recreational activity or citizen science.
Boating is the leisurely activity of travelling by boat, or the recreational use of a boat whether powerboats, sailboats, or man-powered vessels (such as rowing and paddle boats), focused on the travel itself, as well as sports activities, such as fishing or waterskiing.
Bratsk Reservoir (Бра́тское водохрани́лище, Bratskoye Reservoir) is a reservoir on the Angara River, located in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia.
The Bukhtarma Hydroelectric Power Plant (Бұқтырма Су Электр Стансасы, Buqtırma Su Élektr Stansası; Бухтарминская ГЭС, Buchtarminskaja GES) is a hydroelectric power plant on the Irtysh River upstream of the town of Serebryansk, in East Kazakhstan Province of Kazakhstan.
Burrendong Dam is a rock-fill embankment major gated dam with a clay core across the Macquarie River upstream of Wellington in the central west region of New South Wales, Australia.
Canals, or navigations, are human-made channels, or artificial waterways, for water conveyance, or to service water transport vehicles.
The Caniapiscau Reservoir (in French, Réservoir de Caniapiscau) is a reservoir on the upper Caniapiscau River in the Côte-Nord administrative region of the Canadian province of Quebec.
Cantref Reservoir is the middle of the three reservoirs in the Taff Fawr valley in Wales.
Capacitance is the ratio of the change in an electric charge in a system to the corresponding change in its electric potential.
Capel Celyn was a rural community to the north west of Bala in Gwynedd, north Wales, in the Afon Tryweryn valley.
Carbon dioxide (chemical formula) is a colorless gas with a density about 60% higher than that of dry air.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that is slightly less dense than air.
A cistern (Middle English cisterne, from Latin cisterna, from cista, "box", from Greek κίστη, "basket") is a waterproof receptacle for holding liquids, usually water.
Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time (i.e., decades to millions of years).
The Clywedog reservoir (Llyn Clywedog) is a reservoir near Llanidloes, Wales.
Coal is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock usually occurring in rock strata in layers or veins called coal beds or coal seams.
Coastal sediment supply is the transport of sediment to the beach environment by both fluvial and aeolian transport.
Colourful lakelets (Polish "Kolorowe Jeziorka") is the name of three (sometimes four) artificial ponds formed in place of former mines at the slope of Wielka Kopa mountain (871 m) in Rudawy Janowickie, range in Sudetes Mountains, Poland.
A dam is a barrier that stops or restricts the flow of water or underground streams.
A dam is a barrier across flowing water that obstructs, directs or slows down the flow, often creating a reservoir, lake or impoundments.
The River Dee regulation scheme is a system of flow balancing and quality management along the River Dee managed by a consortium of the three largest water companies licensed to take water from the river, United Utilities, Welsh Water and Severn Trent Water; together with the regulator, Natural Resources Wales.
A drainage basin is any area of land where precipitation collects and drains off into a common outlet, such as into a river, bay, or other body of water.
Drinking water, also known as potable water, is water that is safe to drink or to use for food preparation.
A drought is a period of below-average precipitation in a given region, resulting in prolonged shortages in the water supply, whether atmospheric, surface water or ground water.
An ecosystem is a community made up of living organisms and nonliving components such as air, water, and mineral soil.
The Eder is a long major river in Germany that begins in eastern North Rhine-Westphalia and passes in to Hesse, where it confluences with the River Fulda.
Egypt (مِصر, مَصر, Khēmi), officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.
A farm is an area of land that is devoted primarily to agricultural processes with the primary objective of producing food and other crops; it is the basic facility in food production.
Fishing is the activity of trying to catch fish.
Flue-gas emissions from fossil-fuel combustion refers to the combustion-product gas resulting from the burning of fossil fuels.
A forebay is an artificial pool of water in front of a larger body of water.
French (le français or la langue française) is a Romance language of the Indo-European family.
The term freshet is most commonly used to describe a spring thaw resulting from snow and ice melt in rivers located in the northern latitudes of North America.
A gatehouse, gate house, outlet works or valve house for a dam is a structure housing sluice gates, valves, or pumps (in which case it is more accurately called a pumping station).
Girnar, also known as Girinagar ('city-on-the-hill') or Revatak Parvata, is a group of mountains in the Junagadh District of Gujarat, India, situated near Junagadh.
Gravitational energy is the potential energy a body with mass has in relation to another massive object due to gravity.
Gravity, or gravitation, is a natural phenomenon by which all things with mass or energy—including planets, stars, galaxies, and even light—are brought toward (or gravitate toward) one another.
A greenhouse gas is a gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiant energy within the thermal infrared range.
Groundwater is the water present beneath Earth's surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of rock formations.
The Simón Bolívar Hydroelectric Plant also Guri Dam (Central Hidroeléctrica Simón Bolívar or Represa de Guri) is a concrete gravity and embankment dam in Bolívar State, Venezuela on the Caroni River built from 1963 to 1969.
The head (Stauwurzel) is the point on a watercourse, up to which it has been artificially changed by an impoundment.
Heathrow Airport (also known as London Heathrow) is a major international airport in London, United Kingdom.
Hiking is the preferred term, in Canada and the United States, for a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails (footpaths), in the countryside, while the word walking is used for shorter, particularly urban walks.
Honor Oak is an inner suburban area principally of the London Borough of Lewisham, with part in the London Borough of Southwark.
Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona.
Hydraulic head or piezometric head is a specific measurement of liquid pressure above a geodetic datum.
In organic chemistry, a hydrocarbon is an organic compound consisting entirely of hydrogen and carbon.
Hydroelectricity is electricity produced from hydropower.
The hypolimnion or under lake is the dense, bottom layer of water in a thermally-stratified lake.
Hypoxia refers to low oxygen conditions.
An intake tower or outlet tower is a vertical tubular structure with one or more openings used for capturing water from reservoirs and conveying it further to a hydroelectric or water-treatment plant.
Irrigation is the application of controlled amounts of water to plants at needed intervals.
The Kariba Dam is a double curvature concrete arch dam in the Kariba Gorge of the Zambezi river basin between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
A kayak is a small, narrow watercraft which is propelled by means of a double-bladed paddle.
In geomorphology, a knickpoint or nickpoint is part of a river or channel where there is a sharp change in channel slope, such as a waterfall or lake.
The Koyna Dam is one of the largest dams in Maharashtra, India.
The Krasnoyarsk Dam is a high concrete gravity dam located on the Yenisey River about upstream from Krasnoyarsk in Divnogorsk, Russia.
The Kremasta Dam is an earth-fill embankment dam on the Achelous River in Aetolia-Acarnania, Greece.
Kuybyshev Reservoir or Kuybyshevskoye Reservoir (Ку́йбышевское водохрани́лище, Kuybyshevskoye Vodokhranilishche, Kuybışev susaqlağıçı), sometimes called Samara Reservoir and informally called Kuybyshev Sea, is a reservoir of the middle Volga and lower Kama in the Chuvash Republic, Mari El Republic, Republic of Tatarstan, Samara Oblast and Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia.
Lago del Salto is a reservoir lake in the Province of Rieti, Lazio, Italy.
Lake Kariba is the world's largest man-made lake and reservoir by volume.
Lake Nasser (بحيرة ناصر) is a vast reservoir in southern Egypt and northern Sudan.
Lake stratification is the separation of lakes into three layers.
Lake Volta is the largest reservoir, man-made lake, in terms of surface area contained behind the Akosombo Dam.
Landscape painting, also known as landscape art, is the depiction of landscapes in art – natural scenery such as mountains, valleys, trees, rivers, and forests, especially where the main subject is a wide view – with its elements arranged into a coherent composition.
Limnology (from Greek λίμνη, limne, "lake" and λόγος, logos, "knowledge"), is the study of inland aquatic ecosystems.
Llwyn-on Reservoir is the largest and southernmost of the three reservoirs in the Taf Fawr valley in South Wales.
Llyn Celyn is a large reservoir constructed between 1960 and 1965 in the valley of the River Tryweryn in Gwynedd, Wales.
Llyn Eigiau is a lake on the edge of the Carneddau range of mountains in Snowdonia, Conwy, Wales.
A lock is a device used for raising and lowering boats, ships and other watercraft between stretches of water of different levels on river and canal waterways.
Madhya Pradesh (MP;; meaning Central Province) is a state in central India.
Manganese is a chemical element with symbol Mn and atomic number 25.
Manicouagan Reservoir (also Lake Manicouagan) is an annular lake in central Quebec, Canada, covering an area of.
The Marathon Dam is a gravity dam on the Charadros River, near its junction with the Varnavas Stream, west of Marathon and northeast of Athens in Greece.
Methane is a chemical compound with the chemical formula (one atom of carbon and four atoms of hydrogen).
Mid Wales (Canolbarth Cymru or simply Y Canolbarth "The Midlands") is the name given to the central region of Wales.
A mill pond (or millpond) is a body of water used as a reservoir for a water-powered mill.
The moment magnitude scale (MMS; denoted as Mw or M) is one of many seismic magnitude scales used to measure the size of earthquakes.
A multipurpose reservoir is a man-made lake which is usually managed for multiple purposes.
Natural history is a domain of inquiry involving organisms including animals, fungi and plants in their environment; leaning more towards observational than experimental methods of study.
A body of water, such as a river, canal or lake, is navigable if it is deep, wide and slow enough for a vessel to pass or walk.
The Nile River (النيل, Egyptian Arabic en-Nīl, Standard Arabic an-Nīl; ⲫⲓⲁⲣⲱ, P(h)iaro; Ancient Egyptian: Ḥ'pī and Jtrw; Biblical Hebrew:, Ha-Ye'or or, Ha-Shiḥor) is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa, and is commonly regarded as the longest river in the world, though some sources cite the Amazon River as the longest.
Nitric oxide (nitrogen oxide or nitrogen monoxide) is a colorless gas with the formula NO.
North Wales (Gogledd Cymru) is an unofficial region of Wales.
A nutrient is a substance used by an organism to survive, grow, and reproduce.
An oligotroph is an organism that can live in an environment that offers very low levels of nutrients.
Operation Chastise was an attack on German dams carried out on 16–17 May 1943 by Royal Air Force No. 617 Squadron, later called the Dam Busters, using a purpose-built "bouncing bomb" developed by Barnes Wallis.
An orifice plate is a device used for measuring flow rate, for reducing pressure or for restricting flow (in the latter two cases it is often called a). Either a volumetric or mass flow rate may be determined, depending on the calculation associated with the orifice plate.
Parakrama Samudra (or King Parakrama's sea or the Sea of King Parakrama) is a shallow reservoir, consisting of three separate reservoirs connected by narrow channels in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka.
Parākramabāhu I (Pali Mahā Parākaramabāhu 1123–1186) was king of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa from 1153-86.
Petrella Salto (Sabino: La Petrella) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Rieti in the Italian region Latium, located about northeast of Rome and about southeast of Rieti.
Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface.
Phosphorus is a chemical element with symbol P and atomic number 15.
Productivity describes various measures of the efficiency of production.
Puddling is both the material and the process of lining a water body such as a channel or pond with puddle clay (puddle, puddling) - a watertight (low hydraulic conductivity) material based on clay and water mixed to be workable,.
Pumped-storage hydroelectricity (PSH), or pumped hydroelectric energy storage (PHES), is a type of hydroelectric energy storage used by electric power systems for load balancing.
A quarry lake is a lake that is formed after a quarry has been dug through a mining operation.
The Queen Mary Reservoir is one of the largest of London's reservoirs supplying fresh water to London and parts of surrounding counties and is in the borough of Spelthorne in Surrey.
Raw water is water found in the environment that has not been treated and does not have any of its minerals, ions, particles, bacteria, or parasites removed.
Recreation is an activity of leisure, leisure being discretionary time.
Retaining walls are relatively rigid walls used for supporting the soil mass laterally so that the soil can be retained at different levels on the two sides.
The River Dee (Afon Dyfrdwy, Deva Fluvius) is a river in the United Kingdom.
The River Lea in England originates in Leagrave, Luton in the Chiltern Hills and flows generally southeast, east, and then south through east London where it meets the River Thames, the last looping section being known as Bow Creek.
The River Taff (Afon Taf) is a river in Wales.
The River Thames is a river that flows through southern England, most notably through London.
A road roller (sometimes called a roller-compactor, or just roller) is a compactor type engineering vehicle used to compact soil, gravel, concrete, or asphalt in the construction of roads and foundations.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the United Kingdom's aerial warfare force.
The Ruhr (Ruhrgebiet), or the Ruhr district, Ruhr region, Ruhr area or Ruhr valley, is a polycentric urban area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Run-of-river hydroelectricity (ROR) or run-of-the-river hydroelectricity is a type of hydroelectric generation plant whereby little or no water storage is provided.
Rybinsk Reservoir (p), informally called the Rybinsk Sea, is a water reservoir on the Volga River and its tributaries Sheksna and Mologa, formed by Rybinsk Hydroelectric Station dam, located in the Tver, Vologda, and Yaroslavl Oblasts.
Salmon is the common name for several species of ray-finned fish in the family Salmonidae.
Silt is granular material of a size between sand and clay, whose mineral origin is quartz and feldspar.
The Sinhala Kingdom or Sinhalese Kingdom refers to the successive Sinhalese kingdoms that existed in what is today Sri Lanka.
The word siphon (from σίφων "pipe, tube", also spelled syphon) is used to refer to a wide variety of devices that involve the flow of liquids through tubes.
The Smallwood Reservoir is a large reservoir located in the western part of Labrador in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
South Australia (abbreviated as SA) is a state in the southern central part of Australia.
A spillway is a structure used to provide the controlled release of flows from a dam or levee into a downstream area, typically the riverbed of the dammed river itself.
Sri Lanka (Sinhala: ශ්රී ලංකා; Tamil: இலங்கை Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea.
Stepwells are wells or ponds in which the water is reached by descending a set of steps.
Storage tanks are containers that hold liquids, compressed gases (gas tank; or in U.S.A "pressure vessel", which is not typically labeled or regulated as a storage tank) or mediums used for the short- or long-term storage of heat or cold.
In geology and related fields, a stratum (plural: strata) is a layer of sedimentary rock or soil, or igneous rock that were formed at the Earth's surface, with internally consistent characteristics that distinguish it from other layers.
The Sudan or Sudan (السودان as-Sūdān) also known as North Sudan since South Sudan's independence and officially the Republic of the Sudan (جمهورية السودان Jumhūriyyat as-Sūdān), is a country in Northeast Africa.
Sulfur dioxide (also sulphur dioxide in British English) is the chemical compound with the formula.
Thames Water Utilities Ltd, known as Thames Water, is the monopoly private utility company responsible for the public water supply and waste water treatment in large parts of Greater London, Luton, the Thames Valley, Surrey, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Kent, and some other areas of the United Kingdom.
The Thames Water Ring Main (TWRM) (formerly the London Water Ring Main/LWRM) is a major part of London's water supply infrastructure, approximately of mostly concrete pipelines to transfer potable water from water treatment works (WTWs) in the Thames and River Lea catchments for distribution within London.
A thermal power station is a power station in which heat energy is converted to electric power.
Topography is the study of the shape and features of the surface of the Earth and other observable astronomical objects including planets, moons, and asteroids.
Trophic State Index (TSI) is a classification system designed to rate bodies of water based on the amount of biological activity they sustain.
The Tucuruí Dam (Tucuruí means "grasshopper's water", translated from Tupí language; Tucuruí) is a concrete gravity dam on the Tocantins River located on the Tucuruí County in the State of Pará, Brazil.
Turbidity is the cloudiness or haziness of a fluid caused by large numbers of individual particles that are generally invisible to the naked eye, similar to smoke in air.
A volcano is a rupture in the crust of a planetary-mass object, such as Earth, that allows hot lava, volcanic ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface.
WAFLEX is a spreadsheet-based model.
Water resource management is the activity of planning, developing, distributing and managing the optimum use of water resources.
Water scarcity involves water stress, water shortage or deficits, and water crisis.
Water supply is the provision of water by public utilities commercial organisations, community endeavors or by individuals, usually via a system of pumps and pipes.
A water tower is an elevated structure supporting a water tank constructed at a height sufficient to pressurize a water supply system for the distribution of potable water, and to provide emergency storage for fire protection.
Water treatment is any process that improves the quality of water to make it more acceptable for a specific end-use.
A water turbine is a rotary machine that converts kinetic energy and potential energy of water into mechanical work.
WEAP: the Water Evaluation And Planning system is a Windows-based decision support system for integrated water resources management and policy analysis.
Whitewater is formed in a rapid, when a river's gradient increases enough to create so much turbulence that air is entrained into the water body, that is, it forms a bubbly or aerated and unstable current; the frothy water appears white.
Williston Lake is a reservoir created by the W. A. C. Bennett Dam and is located in the Northern Interior of British Columbia, Canada.
A winery is a building or property that produces wine, or a business involved in the production of wine, such as a wine company.
The World Commission on Dams (WCD) existed between April 1997 and 2001, to research the environmental, social and economic impacts of the development of large dams globally.
The Xinfengjiang Dam (also known as the Xinfeng Dam) is a gravity dam on the Xinfeng River, upstream of its confluence with the Dong River, and just west of Heyuan City in Guangdong Province, China.
Zambia, officially the Republic of Zambia, is a landlocked country in south-central Africa, (although some sources prefer to consider it part of the region of east Africa) neighbouring the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west.
The Zeya Dam is a concrete gravity dam on the Zeya River, located by the town of Zeya, Amur Oblast, Russia, north of the Chinese border.
Zooplankton are heterotrophic (sometimes detritivorous) plankton.
A series of floods hit Queensland, Australia, beginning in November 2010.
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