How Close Do We Live to Water? A Global Analysis of Population Distance to Freshwater Bodies

  • Matti Kummu (Creator)
  • Hans de Moel Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Creator)
  • Philip J. Ward (Creator)
  • Olli Varis (Creator)

Dataset

Description

Over 50% of the global population lives in urban areas, and water can be directed via tens of kilometres of pipelines. Still, however, a large part of the world's population is directly dependent on access to natural freshwater sources. This dataset presents a global analysis of the distance of populations to freshwater sources.
Date made available20 Dec 2017
PublisherDryad Digital Repository
Geographical coverageGlobal

Research Output

How close do we live to water? A global analysis of population distance to freshwater bodies

Kummu, M., de Moel, H., Ward, P. J. & Varis, O., 2011, In : PloS one. 6, 6, p. 1-13 e20578.

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    Kummu, M. (Creator), de Moel, H. (Creator), Ward, P. J. (Creator), Varis, O. (Creator) (20 Dec 2017). How Close Do We Live to Water? A Global Analysis of Population Distance to Freshwater Bodies. Dryad Digital Repository. 10.5061/dryad.71c6r