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dc.contributor.authorWang, Yen
dc.contributor.authorChen, Xen
dc.contributor.authorBorthwick, AGLen
dc.contributor.authorLi, Ten
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Hen
dc.contributor.authorYang, Sen
dc.contributor.authorZheng, Cen
dc.contributor.authorXu, Jen
dc.contributor.authorNi, Jen
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-22T12:07:21Z
dc.date.issued2020-03-25en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/17664
dc.description.abstract

Sustainable inland waterways should meet the needs of navigation without compromising the health of riverine ecosystems. Here we propose a hierarchical model to describe sustainable development of the Golden Inland Waterways (GIWs) which are characterized by great bearing capacity and transport need. Based on datasets from 66 large rivers (basin area > 100,000 km2) worldwide, we identify 34 GIWs, mostly distributed in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America, typically following a three-stage development path from the initial, through to the developing and on to the developed stage. For most GIWs, the exploitation ratio, defined as the ratio of actual to idealized bearing capacity, should be less than 80% due to ecological considerations. Combined with the indices of regional development, GIWs exploitation, and riverine ecosystem, we reveal the global diversity and evolution of GIWs' sustainability from 2015 to 2050, which highlights the importance of river-specific strategies for waterway exploitation worldwide.

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dc.format.extent1553 - ?en
dc.languageengen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.titleSustainability of global Golden Inland Waterways.en
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.author-urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32214097en
plymouth.issue1en
plymouth.volume11en
plymouth.publication-statusPublished onlineen
plymouth.journalNat Communen
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/s41467-020-15354-1en
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering/School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
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dc.publisher.placeEnglanden
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-03-05en
dc.rights.embargodate9999-12-31
dc.identifier.eissn2041-1723en
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rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1038/s41467-020-15354-1en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-03-25en
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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