The different HydroSHEDS products are used in a broad variety of research studies and applications. If you think your work should be featured in this section, please send us a message.
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Select publications using HydroSHEDS:
Impacts of loss of free-flowing rivers on global freshwater megafauna. He, F., Thieme, M. et al. Published November 2021 in Biological Conservation
Identifying priority areas for surface water protection in data scarce regions: an integrated spatial analysis for Zambia. Lehner, B., Katiyo, L. et al. Published May 2021 in Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
Aquatic areas of ecological importance as inputs into surface water resource protection areas in Zambia. Rivers-Moore, N.A., Paxton, B. et al. Published May 2021 in Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
The relationship between watershed protection and water quality: the case of Québec, Canada. Hanna, D.E.L., Lehner, B. et al. Published May 2021 in Freshwater Science
Undermined co-benefits of hydropower and irrigation under climate change. Meng, Y., Liu, J. et al. Published April 2021 in Resources, Conservation, and Recycling.
Identifying key ecosystem service providing areas to inform national-scale conservation planning. Mitchell, G.E., Schuster, R. et al. Published January 2021 in Environmental Research Letters.
Predicted growth in plastic waste exceeds efforts to mitigate plastic pollution. Borrelle, S.B., Ringma, J. et al. Published September 2020 in Science
Estimating nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations in streams and rivers, within a machine learning framework. Shen, L.Q., Amatulli, G. et al. Published May 2020 in Nature Scientific Data
Importance and vulnerability of the world’s water towers. Immerzeel, W.W., Lutz, A.F. et al. Published December 2019 in Nature
Environmental flow limits to global groundwater pumping. de Graaf, I.E.M, Gleeson, T., et al. Published October 2019 in Nature
Opportunities for natural infrastructure to improve urban water security in Latin America. Tellman, B., McDonald, R.I. et al. Published December 2018 in Plos one
A Continental-Scale Hydroeconomic Model for Integrating Water-Energy-Land Nexus Solutions. Kahil, T., Parkinson, S. et al. Published September 2018 in Water Resources Research.
Freshwater megafauna diversity: Patterns, status, and threats. He, F., Bremerich, V. et al. Published June 2018 in Diversity and Distributions
Water competition between cities and agriculture driven by climate change and urban growth. Flörke, M., Schneider, C., & McDonald, R.I. Published January 2018 in Nature Sustainability.
Export of plastic debris by rivers into the sea. Schmidt, C., Krauth, T., & Wagner, S. Published October 2017 in Environmental Science & Technology
Upstream watershed condition predicts rural children’s health across 35 developing countries. Herrera, D. Ellis, A. et al. Published October 2017 in Nature Communications
Global perturbation of organic carbon cycling by river damming. Maavara, T., Lauerwald, R. et al. Published May 2017 in Nature Communications
Beyond the fenceline: assessing protection gaps for the world’s rivers. Abell, R., Lehner, B. et al. Published September 2016 in Conservation Letters
Sixteen years of change in the global terrestrial human footprint and implications for biodiversity conservation. Venter, O., Sanderson, E.W. et al. Published August 2016 in Nature Communications.
Risk assessment of down-the-drain chemicals at large spatial scales: Model development and application to contaminants originating from urban areas in the Saint Lawrence River Basin. Grill, G., Khan, U. et al. Published January 2016 in Science of the Total Environment.
Development of a global inundation map at high spatial resolution from topographic downscaling of coarse-scale remote sensing data. Fluet-Chouinard, E., Lehner, B. et al. Published March 2015 in Remote Sensing of Environment
Global suspended sediment and water discharge dynamics between 1960 and 2010: Continental trends and intra-basin sensitivity. Cohen, S., Kettner, A.J., & Syvitski, J.P.M. Published April 2014 in Global and Planetary Change
Feedbacks between deforestation, climate, and hydrology in the Southwestern Amazon: implications for the provision of ecosystem services. Lima, L.S., Coe, M.T., et al. Published February 2014 in Landscape Ecology
Global carbon dioxide emissions from inland waters. Raymond, P.A., Hartmann, J. et al. Published November 2013 in Nature