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Of, on, or relating to the banks of a natural course of water.

[From Latin rīpārius, from rīpa, bank.]


(raɪˈpɛərɪən) or


1. (Environmental Science) of, inhabiting, or situated on the bank of a river
2. (Law) denoting or relating to the legal rights of the owner of land on a river bank, such as fishing or irrigation
(Law) property law a person who owns land on a river bank
[C19: from Latin rīpārius, from rīpa a river bank]


(rɪˈpɛər i ən, raɪ-)

of, situated, or dwelling on the bank of a river or other body of water.
[1840–50; < Latin rīpāri(us) that frequents riverbanks (rīp(a) bank of a river1 + -ārius -ary) + -an1]


a dweller on the bank of a river. — riparian, adj.
See also: Rivers
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.riparian - of or relating to or located on the banks of a river or stream; "riparian land"


A. ADJribereño
B. Nribereño/a m/f


adj (form)Ufer-; riparian rightUferanliegerrecht nt
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The selfishness of the riparian proprietor grows with every year.
His reed pipe when applied to his lips gave out no melody, but a dismal wail; the sylvan and riparian intelligences no longer thronged the thicket-side to listen, but fled from the sound, as he knew by the stirred leaves and bent flowers.
The current political composition of the Nile Basin is eleven sovereign riparian states, namely Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.
Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Dr Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah, has announced Ghana's commitment to collaborating with her neighboring riparian countries to jointly manage and share the benefits of the Trans-boundary Rivers and aquifers
March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection invites land developers, local governments, environmental consultants, and the general public to comment on two interim final technical guidance documents that address changes in the requirements to provide equivalency and offsetting for riparian buffers.
The riparian area includes boat storage, parking and outbuilding.
Riparian woodlands are of limited extent in the southwestern United States, but they are centers of high biological diversity and conservation concern (Knopf et al.
Saroj Kumar Jha, World Bank Regional Director for Central Asia, spoke about Rogun Assessment Studies after the fifth information-sharing and consultation meetings on the studies took place on July 14-18 to discuss the draft Techno-Economic Assessment Study Phase 2 Summary Report and the draft Environmental and Social Impact Assessment report with 46 civil society groups and government officials from six riparian countries - Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
Although many vineyard landscapes in California contain wooded riparian zones, no previous research has examined whether these remnant riparian habitats are used by native woodland-affiliated avian species.
One explanation for such state of affairs was that with ten riparian countries, the regional players are too many to streamline their efforts on the basis of sharing the same water resources.
In a press statement, Nuseif added "the UNSC resolution Number 833 states that riparian countries should not cause any harm to each other, and that they should ask the other country's approval when having any economic project in the riparian areas, and that thing was missed by Kuwaitis or they deliberately missed it.
In 1992, after the defeat of The McKenzie River Initiative, a local ballot measure that proposed riparian setbacks on the McKenzie River for residential, agricultural and forestry uses, the Lane County Board of Commissioners saw value in establishing a riparian setback ordinance for all of Lane County's surface waters to protect water quality, native fish and other natural resources.