Loving Rivers Around The World

Mar 23, 2015

The Moselle River curls around the Hochkessel, a hill in Germany.
Credit Wikimedia

Big Muddy. Old Man River.  We give affectionate nicknames to our rivers, and those are just for the Mississippi. 

Dr. Kurt Fausch can relate to the affection; in fact his recent book is called For the Love of Rivers

Fausch is an ecologist at Colorado State University, and his book goes beyond national borders to detail how rivers and their ecosystems are intertwined. 

Humans have not always been kind to rivers, and that is explored, too.  Fausch joins us with the stories.