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Adjusted Human Water Security Threat
Entry ID: geodata_2222

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Abstract: Rivers maintain unique biotic resources and provide critical water supplies to people. The Earth's limited supplies of fresh water and irreplaceable biodiversity are vulnerable to human mismanagement of watersheds and waterways. Multiple environmental stressors, such as agricultural runoff, pollution and invasive species, threaten rivers that serve 80 percent of the world’s population. These same stressors endanger the biodiversity of 65 percent of the world’s river habitats putting thousands of aquatic wildlife species at risk. Efforts to abate fresh water degradation through highly engineered solutions are effective at reducing the impact of threats but at a cost that can be an economic burden and often out of reach for developing nations.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.5   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Adjusted Human Water Security Threat
Dataset Release Date: 2010-09-30
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Use Constraints Public
Data Center
Global Resource Information Database - Geneva, Division of Early Warning and Assessment, United Nations Environment Programme Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +254-2-621234
Fax: +254-2-226890 or 215787
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Contact Address:
United Nations Environment Programme
Global Resource Information Database UNEP/GRID
P.O.Box 30552
Province or State: Nairobi
Country: KENYA
Email: stefan.schwarzer at
Contact Address:
International Environment House
City: Geneva
Postal Code: CH-1219
Country: Switzerland
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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