Hotspots of peatland-derived potable water use identified by global analysis

  title={Hotspots of peatland-derived potable water use identified by global analysis},
  author={Jiren Xu and P. Morris and J. Liu and J. Holden},
  journal={Nature Sustainability},
  • Jiren Xu, P. Morris, +1 author J. Holden
  • Published 2018
  • Environmental Science
  • Nature Sustainability
  • Peatlands cover approximately 2.84% of the Earth’s land surface and store around 10% of all non-glacial freshwater. However, the contribution of peatlands to global potable water resources is unclear because most peatlands are remote from major population centres, and until now no systematic, global assessment of peatland water resources has been undertaken. Here we analyse global peatland, population and hydrometric datasets to identify hotspots where peatlands are crucial for water supply… CONTINUE READING
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