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dc.contributor.authorMatthews, Nathaniel
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-28T08:55:34Z
dc.date.available2016-12-28T08:55:34Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationMatthews, Nathanial. 2016. People and fresh water ecosystems: pressures, responses and resilience. Aquatic Procedia, 6:99-105. doi: 10.1016/j.aqpro.2016.06.012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/78531
dc.description.abstractFreshwater ecosystems are central to the global water cycle, in local generation of freshwater flows, and the healthy functioning and resilience of other ecosystems. Freshwater security depends on healthy ecosystems. Current human threats to freshwater ecosystems include rapid infrastructure development and land-use change, inefficient water use and over-abstraction, and pollutants. These threats, combined with increasing demand for water resources, exacerbate the sustainable development challenge. By 2025, two-thirds of the world's population may be living in conditions of severe water stress. It is essential to find solutions that provide for the maintenance of freshwater ecosystems while meeting human needs. This paper examines responses to three pressures to freshwater ecosystems: declining ecosystem services, hydropower and urban development. It explores opportunities for improved decision-making and enhanced resilience including: better evaluation of trade-offs and interlinkages; improved monitoring; decision-making that incorporates long-term perspectives and risks; and the leveraging of crises to advance change.en_US
dc.format.extent6:99-105.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.sourceAquatic Procediaen_US
dc.subjectFRESHWATERen_US
dc.subjectPAYMENT FOR ECOSYSTEM SERVICESen_US
dc.subjectWATER POWERen_US
dc.subjectURBAN DEVELOPMENTen_US
dc.subjectRESILIENCEen_US
dc.subjectWATER SECURITYen_US
dc.subjectWATER RESOURCESen_US
dc.subjectWATER DEMANDen_US
dc.subjectDECISION MAKINGen_US
dc.titlePeople and fresh water ecosystems: pressures, responses and resilienceen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.identifier.statusOpen Accessen_US
cg.identifier.urlhttp://tinyurl.com/zv7dvj4en_US
cg.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aqpro.2016.06.012en_US
cg.contributor.crpWater, Land and Ecosystemsen_US


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