Global Threats to Human Water Security and River Biodiversity – Maps and Data

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FYI, yesterday’s Nature has a cover story on the Global threats to human water security and river biodiversity by C. J. Vörösmarty (CCNY) et al (doi:10.1038/nature09440). Following that, this story has been posted practically everywhere on the media by now, including BBC.

On their project website (http://www.riverthreat.net), you can find/download their published data and maps (0.5-deg, global) of four water “threats” as well as 23 (!) drivers in PNG, ESRI ASCII, NetCDF, and KML.

·         Main article: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v467/n7315/full/nature09440.html (login required)

·         Methodology: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v467/n7315/extref/nature09440-s1.pdf (freely accessible)

·         Data and maps: http://www.riverthreat.net/data.html

One Response to “Global Threats to Human Water Security and River Biodiversity – Maps and Data”

  1. AgroBioDiverse October 3, 2010 at 1:06 pm #

    Is someone keeping track of all these global datasets? http://agro.biodiver.se/2010/09/spatial-datasets-continue-to-proliferate/