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Amazon Basin 40b Giwa Regional Assessment

The Amazon Basin is the largest basin on the planet and also one of the least understood. Its drainage area covers more than one third of the South American continent, and its discharge contributes almost one fifth of the total discharge of all rivers of the world. The headwaters of the Amazon River are located about 100 km from the Pacific Ocean and it runs more than 6 000 km before draining into the Atlantic Ocean. In addition, the Amazon has 15 tributaries, including the Tocantins River, that measure more than 1 000 km in length.

584: Global International Waters Assessment (GIWA)

10 Jan 2014


Amazon Basin 40b Giwa Regional Assessment.pdf