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ADVISORY: WRI to Release New Data on the World’s Most Water-Stressed Countries

Embargoed Press Call for WRI’s Aqueduct 2019 Country Rankings and Data

WASHINGTON— WRI will release updated data and rankings for the world’s most water-stressed countries, and, for the first time ever, rankings of states and provinces within each country. The Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, a tool designed to help companies, governments, and civil society identify and evaluate water risks, has a new hydrological model and gives users a more timely, close-up view of water threats and opportunities around the world.

WRI is hosting an embargoed press call on Wednesday, July 31 at 10:00 a.m. EDT/16:00 CEST where experts will preview the new rankings and data. Speakers on the call will include water experts from WRI, government, and business who will shed light on what the data tells us about water stress, including emerging trends and hotspots. They will also take questions from the media.

As “Day Zero” has become a reality in major cities from Cape Town to Chennai, it is clear the impacts of water stress are here and on course to worsen due to socio-economic pressure and climate change. Aqueduct’s new data will connect the dots between water risk and food security, financial stability, conflict and migration, and more.

NOTE: The content of the press call and data are strictly embargoed for Tuesday, August 6 at 12:01 AM EDT/6:01 AM CEST. Embargoed versions of the Aqueduct data, rankings, and visuals are available upon request (email Ally Friedman, ally.friedman@wri.org).

WHEN

Embargoed press call on Wednesday, July 31, at 10:00 AM EDT/ 16:00 CEST

WHO

  • Betsy Otto, Global Director, Water, WRI
  • Shannon Quinn, Global Water Stewardship Leader, Proctor and Gamble
  • Shashi Shekhar, former Secretary of India’s Ministry of Water Resources, and Senior Fellow, WRI India
  • Rutger Hofste, Associate, WRI
  • Moderator: Ally Friedman, Media Specialist, WRI

DIAL-IN INFORMATION

Verbal passcode: “WRI”

Country

 

Toll Numbers

Freephone/
Toll Free Number

       

ARGENTINA           

              

                        

0800-777-0476

AUSTRALIA           

ADELAIDE:      

61-8-8121-4874           

1-800-204-161

AUSTRALIA           

BRISBANE:      

61-7-3102-0976           

1-800-204-161

AUSTRALIA           

CANBERRA:      

61-2-6100-1976           

1-800-204-161

AUSTRALIA           

MELBOURNE:     

61-3-9010-7745           

1-800-204-161

AUSTRALIA           

PERTH:         

61-8-9467-5255           

1-800-204-161

AUSTRALIA           

SYDNEY:        

61-2-8205-8110           

1-800-204-161

AUSTRIA             

              

43-1-92-86-699           

0800-677-989

BELGIUM             

              

32-3-400-2809            

0800-4-8574

BRAZIL              

RIO DE JANEIRO:

55-21-40421529           

0800-8911992

BRAZIL              

SAO PAULO:     

55-11-3958-0766          

0800-8911992

CANADA              

              

                        

866-845-8490

CHILE               

              

                        

1230-020-2846

CHINA               

CHINA A:       

86-400-810-4773          

10800-712-1320

CHINA               

CHINA B:       

86-400-810-4773          

10800-120-1320

COLOMBIA            

              

                        

01800-9-156448

CROATIA             

              

                        

080-08-06-408

CZECH REPUBLIC      

              

420-2-25-98-56-21        

800-700-226

DENMARK             

              

45-7014-0276             

8088-5604

EGYPT               

              

                        

0800000-9033

ESTONIA             

              

                        

800-011-1070

FINLAND             

              

358-9-5424-7145          

0-800-1-14119

FRANCE              

LYON:          

33-4-26-69-12-91         

080-510-0831

FRANCE              

MARSEILLE:     

33-4-86-06-00-91         

080-510-0831

FRANCE              

PARIS:         

33-1-70-70-62-76         

080-510-0831

GERMANY             

              

49-69-2222-7228          

0800-000-1654

GREECE              

              

30-80-1-100-0677         

00800-12-6872

HONG KONG           

              

852-3001-3846            

800-900-592

HUNGARY             

              

36-1-700-8815            

06-800-17731

INDIA               

INDIA A:       

                        

000-800-852-1231

INDIA               

INDIA B:       

                        

000-800-001-6252

INDIA               

INDIA C:       

                        

1800-300-00435

INDONESIA           

              

                        

001-803-011-3695

IRELAND             

              

353-1-247-5444           

1800-932-079

ISRAEL              

              

                        

1-80-9214815

ITALY               

MILAN:         

39-02-3604-7084          

800-987-450

ITALY               

ROME:          

39-06-8751-6064          

800-987-450

ITALY               

TORINO:        

39-011-510-0164          

800-987-450

JAPAN               

OSAKA:         

81-6-7878-2623           

00531-12-1857

JAPAN               

TOKYO:         

81-3-6868-2623           

00531-12-1857

LATVIA              

              

                        

8000-2930

LUXEMBOURG          

              

352-27-000-1354          

8002-9344

MALAYSIA            

              

                        

1-800-81-2130

MEXICO              

GUADALAJARA (JAL):

52-33-3208-7364          

001-866-888-0267

MEXICO              

MEXICO CITY:   

52-55-5062-9164          

001-866-888-0267

MEXICO              

MONTERREY:     

52-81-2482-0664          

001-866-888-0267

NETHERLANDS         

              

31-20-718-8506           

0800-020-0428

NEW ZEALAND         

              

64-9-970-4752            

0800-448-917

NORWAY              

              

47-21-59-00-53           

800-18396

PANAMA              

              

                        

011-001-800-5072114

PERU                

              

                        

0800-53744

PHILIPPINES         

              

63-2-858-3739            

1800-111-42456

POLAND              

              

                        

00-800-1211864

PORTUGAL            

              

351-2-10054733           

8008-60221

ROMANIA             

              

40-31-630-01-18          

 

RUSSIA              

              

                        

8-10-8002-9703011

SAUDI ARABIA        

              

                        

800-8-110012

SINGAPORE           

              

65-6883-9212             

800-120-4272

SLOVAK REPUBLIC     

              

421-2-322-422-31         

0800-002060

SLOVENIA            

              

                        

0-800-81374

SOUTH AFRICA        

              

                        

080-09-98819

SOUTH KOREA         

              

82-2-6744-1066           

00798-14800-6732

SPAIN               

              

34-91-414-09-09          

800-098-445

SWEDEN              

              

46-8-505-78-401          

0200-890-123

SWITZERLAND         

              

41-44-580-6292           

0800-001-296

TAIWAN              

              

886-2-2795-7362          

00801-137-708

THAILAND            

              

                        

001-800-1206-65537

TURKEY              

              

                        

00-800-151-0559

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

              

                        

8000-35702379

UNITED KINGDOM      

BIRMINGHAM:    

44-121-210-9031          

0800-279-3953

UNITED KINGDOM      

GLASGOW:       

44-141-202-3231          

0800-279-3953

UNITED KINGDOM      

LEEDS:         

44-113-301-2131          

0800-279-3953

UNITED KINGDOM      

LONDON:        

44-20-7108-6248          

0800-279-3953

UNITED KINGDOM      

MANCHESTER:    

44-161-601-1431          

0800-279-3953

URUGUAY             

              

                        

000-413-598-3442

USA                 

              

1-210-795-1098           

866-803-2143

VENEZUELA           

              

                        

0800-1-00-3692

VIETNAM             

              

                        

120-11742

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