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Published: June 12, 2013

Water in the Anthropocene data visualization

A new data visualization, produced by IGBP and Globaia, charts how the global water cycle is changing as a result of human pressure. The three-minute film was commissioned by the Global Water System Project (GWSP) for its 2013 open science conference, Water in the Anthropocene, held in Bonn.
More information

Global Water Systems Project
Water in the Anthropocene conference website

The global water cycle has undergone significant changes in the last two centuries. A three-minute data visualization captures several of the major changes to the water system.

For more infomation see:

Water in the Anthropocene (narration)
Water in the Anthropocene (ambient)

The data visualization also appears on the Anthropocene.info website.

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