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Global Threats to River Biodiversity and Human Water Security

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This analysis represents the first global-scale initiative to quantify the impact of human-induced stressors on human water security and riverine biodiversity. The maps show global threats to River Biodiversity (BD) and global threats to Human Water Security (HWS) accounting for beneficial investments in infrastructure.

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Global Water System Project
 
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Earth System Science Partnership
 

see also:

Vörösmarty, C.J., McIntyre, P.B., Gessner, M.O., Dudgeon, D., Prusevich, A., Green, P., Glidden, S., Bunn, S.E., Sullivan, C.A., Reidy Liermann, C. & Davies P.M. (2010). Global threats to human water security and river biodiversity. Nature 467: 555–561. DOI:10.1038/nature09549

Global Threats to Human Water Security and River Biodiversity. Rivers in Crisis. accessed June 25, 2013, http://riverthreat.net/.

Download map data: http://riverthreat.net/data.html

authors

Stefano Larsen email (compiled based on texts on http://riverthreat.net/)

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Stefano Larsen
German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
Deutscher Platz 5e
04103 Leipzig
Germany

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The data displayed in this map and additional layers are available for download at http://riverthreat.net/data.html.

All data are available in 30' latitude-longitude (i.e., 0.5° degree) gridded format in the geographic projection. A full description of the data development is provided in the Supplementary Information available on the Nature website.

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