Maps & Data
Water stress at shale plays around the world. 20 labeled countries have the world’s largest technically recoverable shale gas resources. Circle color indicates average water stress level across a country’s shale plays—circle size indicates overall volume of recoverable shale gas resources.
This interactive atlas explores water availability across shale gas and tight oil resources.
Learn how securing water and shale gas could strengthen energy security while cutting emissions.
This map shows the average exposure of water users in each river basin to water stress, the ratio of total withdrawals to total renewable supply in a given area. A higher percentage means more water users are competing for limited supplies.
More than one-quarter of world's agriculture grows in water-stressed areas. This chart shows the percentage of major commodity crops grown in areas facing high or extremely high water stress.