Fragmentation and flow regulation of the world's large river systems
2005 (English)In: Science, ISSN 0036-8075, E-ISSN 1095-9203, Vol. 308, no 5720, 405-408 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A global overview of dam-based impacts on large river systemsshows that over half (172 out of 292) are affected by dams,including the eight most biogeographically diverse. Dam-impactedcatchments experience higher irrigation pressure and about 25times more economic activity per unit of water than do unaffectedcatchments. In view of projected changes in climate and waterresource use, these findings can be used to identify ecologicalrisks associated with further impacts on large river systems.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 308, no 5720, 405-408 p.
Biodiversity, Ecosystem, Geography, Human Activities, Rivers, Trees, Water Movements
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-7688DOI: 10.1126/science.1107887PubMedID: 15831757OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-7688DiVA: diva2:147359