Similar to GLOBIO-Terrestrial, GLOBIO-Aquatic uses a DPSIR framework as the basis underlying the model (see figure). The major indirect drivers are population growth, economic growth and technology. They cause the change in environmental drivers such as land use and change in hydrological regime. Policy response options, such as land use planning, water management and sanitation, can mitigate these pressures. The environmental drivers in turn drive the changes in biodiversity.
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