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1

What percentage of global population live in an area where rivers are degraded?

80%

2

What are the challenges facing big rivers?

Water infrastructure
Over extraction of water
Climate change
Invasive species
Over-fishing
Pollution

3

What 2 controls shape rivers?

Tectonic and climatic

4

What system is the Amazon?

Continental collision belt

5

What setting is Brahmaputra?

Intrabasinal

6

What setting is the Rio grande river?

Rift

7

What setting is the Parana?

Cratonic

8

Why might peak discharge in big rivers be much lower than smaller rivers?

Big rivers are less seasonal

9

What is a baroclinic river?

High latitude

10

What is a barotropic river?

Equatorial

11

Why are western rivers managed better?

More money