Urban River Corridors and Sustainable Living Agendas - Conference Sheffield - role of rivers in urban climate control

Univeristy of Sheffield studies of the river Don show that in hot weather and during the daytime, the river has a significant cooling effect.

Computer modelling techniques have been used to redesign a built-up area close to the river to demonstrate how these results could be put to use in designing green infrastructure projects.

http://www.sciencecodex.com/read/rivers_may_aid_climate_control_in_cities-81728