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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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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 selfishness of the riparian proprietor grows with every year.
This will help target priority areas where riparian management activities can be most effective in reducing nitrogen inputs to streams.
11) Riparian landowners, also called riparians, "share the common benefits that arise from adjacency to defined bodies of water.
Bucks -- Snipes Farm and Education Center, $50,000, for approximately 2 acres of multi-functional riparian forest buffers along waterways in the Central Delaware River watershed, Bucks County.
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Neotropical migratory birds have declined in recent decades in the agricultural Midwest and a conservation need is to determine the minimum size of riparian buffer areas needed to support diverse populations of Neotropical migrants during the breeding season.
The four floristic units obtained via a classifications process were conformed into three habitat types, the Mudflat, Beach and Reedbed (MBR) Habitat Type, Riparian Forest Habitat Type and the Fringe Terrestrial Habitat Type.
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.
However, the Mediterranean climate, diverse soil types and extensive water resources that contribute to California's biological diversity also foster agricultural productivity, which can conflict with the conservation of wildlife habitat in the state's freshwater wetlands and riparian forests.
deserts, xeric shrublands), and consequently, riparian systems in this region play a significant role in supporting transient migrant birds.
The fifth information-sharing and consultation meetings on the Assessment Studies for the proposed Rogun Hydropower Project took place on July 14-18 to discuss the draft Techno-Economic Assessment Study (TEAS) Phase 2 Summary Report and the draft Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) report with 46 civil society groups and government officials from six riparian countries - Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.