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Peruvian Coast (11)

Web Mapping development : Rivers Network

Source RAMSAR sites :https://rsis.ramsar.org

Source "Protected Areas" :World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), a join project of IUCN and UNEP - March 2018

Source Dams Data Base - GRanDv1 : Lehner, B., C. Reidy Liermann, C. Revenga, C. Vorosmarty, B. Fekete, P. Crouzet, P. Doll, M. Endejan, K. Frenken, J. Magome, C. Nilsson, J.C. Robertson, R. Rodel, N. Sindorf, and D. Wisser. 2011. Global Reservoir and Dam Database, Version 1 (GRanDv1): Dams, Revision 01. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). SEDAC

Source Rainfall :WorldClim Version 2 - Mean average rainfall (mm) -period 1970-2000 resolution 5 minutes (approx 100 km2)

Source Population Data Base: Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2017. Gridded Population of the World, Version 4 (GPWv4): Population Count, Revision 10. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) Accessed 23 Feb 2018. These data were treated afterwards by Rivers Network to fit with river basin limits and formated for web maps purposes. The density ranking is based on the DN values from SEDAC data base.

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Alain Vidal responds to IFAD Director of Policy and Technical Advisory Division, Adolfo Brizzi’s recent suggestion that water markets could be the next big investment opportunity. At the heart of this issue are two fundamental questions: Is water an economic and, therefore, a tradable good? Are water markets the best solution for a future where demand for water is only increasing?

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The Cañete River Basin has been internationally recognized for its importance in regulating water flow and conserving biological diversity. Communities throughout the basin depend on its water for their livelihoods, but inequality in the distribution of benefits from the basin has motivated the Peruvian government to consider methods to improve equity.

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