Global threats to human water security and river biodiversity

  title={Global threats to human water security and river biodiversity},
  author={Charles J. V{\"o}r{\"o}smarty and Peter B. McIntyre and Mark O. Gessner and David Dudgeon and Alexander A. Prusevich and Peter Green and Stanley J. Glidden and Stuart E. Bunn and Caroline A. Sullivan and Catherine Reidy Liermann and Peter M. Davies},
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 nearly 80% of the world’s population is exposed to high levels of threat to water security. Massive investment in water technology enables rich… 
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  • S. Nichols, F. Dyer
  • Environmental Science
    Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering
  • 2013
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