Worldwide, deltas host dense populations and are important centres of agricultural and industrial production, and economic activity. Many deltas are areas of great ecological importance as well, featuring wetlands of high and unique biodiversity. Deltas are vulnerable to changes by natural forces and human activities. Major drivers of change are population growth, economic development, climate change and subsidence.
|Place of Publication||Delft-Wageningen|
|Number of pages||60|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- flood control
- coastal areas
- land use
- climatic change
Bucx, T., van Driel, W. F., de Boer, H., Graas, S., Langenberg, V., Marchand, M., & van de Guchte, C. (2014). Comparative assessment of the vulnerability and resilience of deltas : extended version with 14 deltas : synthesis report. Delft-Wageningen: Delta Alliance.