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As Cities Grow Across Africa, They Must Plan for Water Security

  • water scarcity
  • Water
  • water risk
  • climate finance
  • Urban Development
  • sustainable cities
  • Cities
Water insecurity in African cities
  • water scarcity
  • Water
  • water risk
  • climate finance
  • Urban Development
  • sustainable cities
  • Cities
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How Forests Near or Far Can Protect Water for Cities

  • Water
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
  • Cities
  • Forests
  • stormwater
  • water
  • watersheds
A view of Hong Kong from the edge of a forest.
  • Water
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
  • Cities
  • Forests
  • stormwater
  • water
  • watersheds
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INSIDER: Mainstreaming Climate Adaptation into Development: Three Lessons from Kenya

  • Climate Resilience
  • adaptation finance
  • INSIDER
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
  • drought
  • adaptation
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • food security
Herders in Kenya.
  • Climate Resilience
  • adaptation finance
  • INSIDER
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
  • drought
  • adaptation
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • food security

How to Use Forests to Fend Off a Water and Energy Crisis in Colombia

  • Forests
  • Water
  • monitoring and evaluation
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • water
  • watersheds
The Sumapaz Páramo landscape near Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Forests
  • Water
  • monitoring and evaluation
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
  • water
  • watersheds
News
  • conflict
  • migration
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
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It Could Only Cost 1% of GDP to Solve Global Water Crises

  • sustainable development goals
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
  • water
  • water risk
Water scarcity in Ethiopia
  • sustainable development goals
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
  • water
  • water risk
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We Predicted Where Violent Conflicts Will Occur in 2020. Water Is Often a Factor

  • conflict
  • water scarcity
  • human rights
  • water
  • water risk
  • water stress
Mali water
  • conflict
  • water scarcity
  • human rights
  • water
  • water risk
  • water stress
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More Water Shortages Mean Energy Investors Need New Ways to Manage Drought Risk

  • water scarcity
  • coal
  • drought
  • Energy
  • finance
  • India
  • investment
A thermal power plant in Rajasthan. Flickr/vedantlath
  • water scarcity
  • coal
  • drought
  • Energy
  • finance
  • India
  • investment
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Climate Change Is Hurting Africa’s Water Sector, but Investing in Water Can Pay Off

  • Climate Resilience
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • The $26 Trillion Opportunity
  • water scarcity
  • green infrastructure
  • water
  • water risk
  • water stress
Improving water management in African countries can improve climate resilience. Here, Waretu Abera, Head of Ethiopia's Water Land Resource Centre, stands by a stream. Photo by Panos Pictures/Food and Land Use Coalition.
  • Climate Resilience
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • The $26 Trillion Opportunity
  • water scarcity
  • green infrastructure
  • water
  • water risk
  • water stress
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INSIDER: Green Infrastructure Can Save Water Suppliers Money. Now You Can Estimate How Much.

  • Water
  • Economics
  • INSIDER
  • Sustainable Development Goal 9
  • water scarcity
  • green infrastructure
  • natural infrastructure
  • stormwater
Riverside trees in Atlanta's 4th Ward Park. Flickr/DeepRoot
  • Water
  • Economics
  • INSIDER
  • Sustainable Development Goal 9
  • water scarcity
  • green infrastructure
  • natural infrastructure
  • stormwater
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We're Grossly Underestimating the World's Water Access Crisis

  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • private investment
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
  • development
  • water
We are far from universal water access.
  • Cities
  • cities for all
  • private investment
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
  • development
  • water
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India Has the Worst Road Safety Record in the World. A New Law Aims to Change That

  • Cities
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • urban policy
  • health
  • health and road safety
  • India
  • road safety
  • sustainable cities
  • traffic safety
busy street from Charminar
  • Cities
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • urban policy
  • health
  • health and road safety
  • India
  • road safety
  • sustainable cities
  • traffic safety
News

RELEASE: Updated Global Water Risk Atlas Reveals Top Water-Stressed Countries and States

  • Aqueduct
  • water scarcity
  • water risk
  • water stress
  • Aqueduct
  • water scarcity
  • water risk
  • water stress
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PODCAST: How Chennai's Water Got to Day Zero

  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • water scarcity
  • Cities
  • India
  • WRI India
The waterfront in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 6
  • water scarcity
  • Cities
  • India
  • WRI India
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How Does a Flood-prone City Run Out of Water? Inside Chennai’s “Day Zero” Crisis

  • Water
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
  • India
  • Urban Development
  • water
  • water stress
Chennai
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • water scarcity
  • Water Security
  • India
  • Urban Development
  • water
  • water stress
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People Move to Cities for Better Jobs and Opportunities. Impossible Commutes Are Getting in the Way

  • cities for all
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • urban policy
  • Cities
  • South Africa
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
  • transportation
Aerial view of streets in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia.
  • cities for all
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • urban policy
  • Cities
  • South Africa
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • transport
  • transportation
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PODCAST: Transportation Is the Heart of Cities

  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • sustainable cities
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
Dockless bikes in Los Angeles.
  • podcasts
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • sustainable cities
  • transit-oriented development (TOD)
Insights

Public Space for Recreation Is Good for Cities. Guadalajara, Mexico Shows Us 3 Reasons Why.

  • cities for all
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • urban policy
  • Urban Development
  • world resources report
Guadalajara, Mexico
  • cities for all
  • Sustainable Development Goal 11
  • Urban Mobility
  • urban policy
  • Urban Development
  • world resources report

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