Gentler slopes and good access via roads and railways to both lower and upper course features means lots of tourists stay here in Bed and Breakfasts (often provided by farmers) and caravan and campsites.
Fishing is a good source of income for landowners.
Water storage and supply
Reservoirs - dams have been placed across fast flowing rivers where V-shaped valleys are narrow (easy to dam) and high rainfall means lots of water can be collected for towns lower down the valley. Where rocks are impermeable water storage is easy as the water does not drain away.
Hydroelectric power (HEP) can be generated in the upper course of a river because of high rainfall and steep slopes which provides fast flowing water to turn turbines and generate electricity.