Profiling risk and sustainability in coastal deltas of the world

  title={Profiling risk and sustainability in coastal deltas of the world},
  author={Zachary D. Tessler and Charles J. V{\"o}r{\"o}smarty and Michael Grossberg and Irina Gladkova and Hen Aizenman and James P. M. Syvitski and Efi Foufoula-Georgiou},
Deltas are highly sensitive to increasing risks arising from local human activities, land subsidence, regional water management, global sea-level rise, and climate extremes. We quantified changing flood risk due to extreme events using an integrated set of global environmental, geophysical, and social indicators. Although risks are distributed across all levels of economic development, wealthy countries effectively limit their present-day threat by gross domestic product–enabled infrastructure… CONTINUE READING
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