Over 500 million people live in deltas worldwide. Deltas provide essential services to humans, such as fertile land for food production, biodiversity, drinking and irrigation water and a river network for transportation. However, human pressures and climate change have severe impacts on the functioning of deltas. Sea-level rise, land subsidence, ecosystem degradation, increasing flood risk, pollution, loss of biodiversity, conflicting land claims and declining livability are all pressures that form a threat. Delta management strategies. Quality of delta life.
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