Charles J. Vörösmarty

Articles by Charles J. Vörösmarty

8 April 2009

How to save the world's river deltas

Charles J. Vörösmarty

Editor's note: The following article is drawn from a long-form analysis of the dynamics of river deltas in the Bulletin's March/April 2009 edition. That analysis can be found here.

1 March 2009
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.