Protecting the world's freshwater resources requires diagnosing threats over a broad range of scales, from global to local. Here we present the first worldwide synthesis to jointly consider human and biodiversity perspectives on water security using a spatial framework that quantifies multiple stressors and accounts for downstream impacts. We find that… (More)
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Dams have made important contributions to human development , and the benefits derived from them have been considerable (World Commission on Dams, 2000). With the rising global population and desire to increase quality of life, dams are prominently staged to deliver hydropower, irrigation and drinking water supplies, recreation, navigation, and many other… (More)