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Global Dam Watch

Global Dam Watch

http://globaldamwatch.org/map/

The Map of Global Dam Watch provides freely available and very comprehensive global dam data. Datasets containing information on dams, reservoirs and river barriers on global and regional scales could be requested.

Global Surface Water Explorer

Global Surface Water Explorer

global-surface-water.appspot.com

The Global Surface Water Explorer by the European Commission's Joint Research Center (JRC) provides a new water dataset and corresponding maps, which depict the location and temporal distribution of water surfaces at the global scale over the past 32 years. It includes statistics on the extent and change of those surface waters produced from Landsat imagery (courtesy USGS and NASA).

GlobWetland II

GlobWetland II

webgis.jena-optronik.de

GlobWetland II by Jena-Optronik is a regional pilote project of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and contains satellite-based maps of wetlands in North Africa and the Middle East.

GWSP Digital Water Atlas

GWSP Digital Water Atlas

atlas.gwsp.org

The purpose and intent of the ‘Digital Water Atlas’ is to describe the basic elements of the Global Water System, the interlinkages of the elements and changes in the state of the Global Water System by creating a consistent set of annotated maps. The project will especially promote the collection, analysis and consideration of social science data on the global basis.

 

HydroBASINS

HydroBASINS

https://www.hydrosheds.org/pages/hydrobasins

HydroBASINS, a series of polygon layers, depicts watershed boundaries and provides a seamless global coverage of consistently sized and hierarchically nested sub-basins at different scales. An included coding scheme allows analysis of watershed topology such as up- and downstream connectivity.

IBAT - Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool

IBAT - Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool

https://www.ibat-alliance.org/

The tool IBAT for Research and Conservation Planning contributes access to a range of global and national data layers, such as protected area boundaries, biological information about habitat and species diversity indices, and key areas for biodiversity. IBAT is made possible by a diverse set of data providers, users and funders (BirdLife International, Conservation International, IUCN and UNEP WCMC). Accessing IBAT requires a registration.

International Rivers - The State of the World's Rivers

International Rivers - The State of the World's Rivers

www.internationalrivers.org/sites/default/files/worldsrivers

The State of the World's Rivers is an interactive web database that illustrates data on ecological health in the world’s 50 major river basins. Indicators of ecosystem health are grouped into three categories: River Fragmentation, Biodiversity and Water Quality.

IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Browser

www.iucn.org/theme/species/our-work/freshwater-biodiversity/what-we-do/pan-africa/freshwater-biodiversity-browser

The Freshwater Biodiversity Browser is a simple interactive map which allows you to explore the biodiversity of Africa’s freshwaters, based on data collated through IUCN's Pan Africa Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment. Here you can view information about where species are found, how many are found there, and how they have been assessed by the IUCN Red List.

IUCN Freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas

IUCN Freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas

datazone.birdlife.org/freshwater

Freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) are important areas for the persistence of biodiversity. The map depicts freshwater KBAs identified across the Mediterranean and contains factsheets for every location.

JRC Water Portal

JRC Water Portal

https://water.jrc.ec.europa.eu/

The JRC water portal provides access to water data, publications, maps, projects and events that are products of the JRC. The portal concentrates products on freshwater resources, FATE, Water and Ecosystems, Water and Development, GMIS, EMIS, EFAS, GloFAS, Droughts-EDO and GFDS.

LakeCores

LakeCores

www.lakecores.ucl.ac.uk

The meta-database LakeCores is a global inventory of lakes from which sediment cores have been taken. Sampling sites are dipicted in a map and provided with informations regarding lake name, location, principal characteristics of the lakes and the key characteristics of the cores.

LifeWeb

LifeWeb

lifeweb.cbd.int

LifeWeb is an initiative by the the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) which endeavours facilitate financing that helps secure livelihoods and address climate change through supporting the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas. Investments in the projects promoted through the LifeWeb Initiative contribute to sustaining our natural capital, improving livelihoods and help us reach the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

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