This analytical document focuses on river deltas, as they are significant in the global economy and support large human populations and biodiversity. Deltas, due to their global relevance, require targeted attention and action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The impacts of climate change and sea level rise tend to be intensified by direct anthropogenic modifications (e.g. river control structures, coastal embankments, and upstream reservoirs) on the delta plain.
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Organization: UNU, UNU-EHS
Topics: Urban, Water, COP23 List of UN Publications
Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document
Publication date: 2016