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Why Cities Need to Address River Flooding Now

With the changing global climate, river flooding in cities worldwide has emerged as an immense challenge to urban resilience.

Since average global temperatures are already rising and the effects of climate change are becoming increasingly palpable around the world, cities need to focus on adaptation measures in order to strengthen their resiliency and better protect billions of global urbanites.

India Water Tool

This technical note describes the specifics of the indicator data and calculations underpinning the India Water Tool 2.0 (IWT).

The IWT 2.0 allows companies, government agencies, and other users identify their water risks, prioritize their water management actions, plan for sustainable...

Energy-gulping Desalination Can’t Solve China’s Water Crisis Alone

In fast-urbanizing China, nearly 90 percent of coastal cities face some degree of water scarcity and roughly 300 million rural residents lack access to clean water.

To quench the country’s chronic thirst, the Chinese government has turned to desalination, aiming to produce as much as 3 million cubic meters of desalinated water daily by 2020, up from today’s 0.77 million cubic meter.

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