downstream downstream  /ˈdaʊn ˈstrim/


  1. (adj) in the direction of a stream's current
  2. (adv) away from the source or with the current



  1. Climate change is melting the glaciers of the world's highest mountains, affecting millions downstream.
  2. And some hydrologists say that by trapping silt the dam could actually make downstream riverbanks more vulnerable to flooding.
  3. Barrett grabbed a kayak and paddled downstream in search of her.


  1. Woman's body recovered from Farmington River

    NEW HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials are working to identify the body of a woman they pulled from the Farmington River, about three miles downstream from where a New Hartford woman was reported missing after falling out of a raft.        
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  2. Project Engineer - Downstream Projects

    Major operator looking for Engineering talent with 10+ years of experience in downstream project management. In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Rigzone

  3. 3 Reasons SunPower Will Dominate Solar

    Downstream development, a technology lead, and a better balance sheet than competitors put SunPower ahead of the curve.        
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool


  1. Royal Dutch Shell Chief Executive Officer Peter Voser commented, "Our third quarter results were affected by the weak global economy. Upstream and Downstream profitability has been sharply reduced compared to year-ago levels. We see some indications...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Peter Voser Source: Nigeria Daily Independent

  2. "The merger will be good for shareholders of both companies with reduced capital requirements, operating efficiencies and complementary integration opportunities between upstream and downstream assets," said Ron Brenneman, president and chief...
    on Mar 23, 2009 By: Ron Brenneman Source: ABC News

  3. "Despite the current climate, we are making good progress in growing our upstream, turning around our downstream and driving cost-efficiency across the group," Mr. Hayward said.
    on Jul 27, 2009 By: Tony Hayward Source: Wall Street Journal

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