1 March 2009

Battling to Save the World's River Deltas

John Day

John Day is professor emeritus in the
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences at Louisiana State

Liviu Giosan

Liviu Giosan is an associate scientist at the
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod,

Chris Paola

Chris Paola is professor of geology and geophysics at the University
of Minnesota, Minneapolis and former director of the National Center for...


Alex de Sherbinin

Alex de Sherbinin is a senior research
associate at the Center for International Earth Science Information
Network, an...


James Syvitski

James P. M. Syvitski is an oceanographer and
geologist and is executive director of the Community Surface Dynamics


Charles J. Vörösmarty

Vörösmarty is a professor of civil engineering at the City College of New York and founding...

The fragility of the world's deltas is not solely a consequence of rising ocean waters. Human fresh water use is a predominant force behind receding coastlines.