New: Pivotal Year—WRI’s 2015 Annual Report

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water risk

In certain areas of the world, more than 80 percent of the local water supply is withdrawn by businesses, farmers, residents and other consumers every year. These areas are particularly vulnerable to episodic drought.

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.

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