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HESS | Articles | Volume 23, issue 9
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 3933–3944, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-3933-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 3933–3944, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-3933-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 25 Sep 2019

Research article | 25 Sep 2019

Global-scale human pressure evolution imprints on sustainability of river systems

Serena Ceola et al.

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A simple and effective index for the quantitative estimation of the evolution of human pressure on rivers at global scale is proposed. This index, based on nightlights and river discharge data, shows a significant increase from 1992 to 2013 worldwide. The most notable changes are found in river basins across Africa and Asia, where human pressure on rivers is growing markedly. This index identifies priority areas that can be targeted for the implementation of mitigation strategies and plans.
A simple and effective index for the quantitative estimation of the evolution of human pressure...
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