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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 Security
  • natural infrastructure
  • water risk
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 Security
  • natural infrastructure
  • water risk
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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 Security
  • Urban Development
  • water risk
Chennai
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • Water Security
  • Urban Development
  • water risk
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Water Stress Threatens Nearly Half the World’s Thermal Power Plant Capacity

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
Kolubara A thermal power plant in Serbia.
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
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No Water, No Power

  • Energy
  • Water
  • climate change
  • water risk
Water stress looms over electricity generation. Flickr/Kristian Wiklund
  • Energy
  • Water
  • climate change
  • water risk
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What Are the Environmental Costs of Valentine’s Day Flowers?

  • Forests
  • Water
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • pollution
  • water risk
Roses bought for Valentine's Day.
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • pollution
  • water risk

The Clean Power Plan: What’s Water Got To Do With It?

  • U.S. Climate
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • climate policy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • water risk
When it comes to water and fracturing, it’s all about location and time. Photo by Simon Fraser University/Flickr.
  • U.S. Climate
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • climate policy
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • water risk
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Ranking the World’s Most Water-Stressed Countries in 2040

  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • data
  • climate change
  • water risk
14 of the 33 likely most water stressed countries in 2040 are in the Middle East. (Dubai, UAE) Photo by Jason Mrachina/Flickr.
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • data
  • climate change
  • water risk
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World’s 15 Countries with the Most People Exposed to River Floods

  • Water
  • Economics
  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • climate change
  • mapping
  • rivers
  • water risk
Citizens flee floods in Sri Lanka. Photo by trokilinochchi/Wikimedia Commons.
  • Water
  • Economics
  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • climate change
  • mapping
  • rivers
  • water risk

Latin American Experts Need Good Data to Plan for Water Stress and a Changing Climate

  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • water risk
Dry conditions have already cut into Brazil’s grain and coffee production. Photo credit: Nelo Mijangos/Flickr
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • water risk

Shale Energy Potential Depends on Water Supply

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
Shale development site, Australia. Photo Credit: John Amos/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk

A Tale of 3 Countries: Water Risks to Global Shale Development

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
Shale gas drilling site in Pennsylvania. Photo Credit: Nicholas Tonelli/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
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40 Percent of Countries with Largest Shale Energy Resources Face Water Stress

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • Climate
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
Shale-energy production is vulnerable wherever surface or groundwater is limited. As water demands increase, other water users like farms and homes around these plays face higher competition for water. Photo Credit: Justin Woolford/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • Climate
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
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Identifying the Global Coal Industry’s Water Risks

  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • water risk
As with most energy sources, coal-related industries—including mining, coal-to-chemicals, and power generation—are extremely water-intensive. Photo credit: Peter Van den Bossche, Flickr
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • water risk
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Water Stress Magnifies Drought’s Negative Impacts throughout the United States

  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • climate change
  • water risk
Drought affected corn crops in Texas in August 2013. Photo credit: USDA, Flickr
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • climate change
  • water risk
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Multinationals Need to Take Notice and Take Action on Water Risk Data

  • Water
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
  • rivers
  • water risk
Brazil has 12% of the world's freshwater resources, but its industries, farms, and communities are concentrated along the coasts, unable to access much of the country's plentiful resources. Photo credit: Flickr/John Wiseman
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
  • rivers
  • water risk
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5 Things We Learned in 2013 that Could Move the Needle on Sustainability

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Equity
  • Business
  • Finance
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • water risk
New research shows that the world loses 50 soccer fields' of forest every minute of every day. Photo credit: Daniel Murdiyarso, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Equity
  • Business
  • Finance
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • water risk
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WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2013

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Equity
  • Business
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • water risk
WRI measures its success through positive, on-the-ground change. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Equity
  • Business
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • water risk
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India’s Watershed Development Boosts Food Security, Improves Livelihoods

  • Food
  • Water
  • Equity
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • water risk
India has long-battled its water scarcity issues throughout an approach called watershed development. Photo credit: M. DeFreese/CIMMYT
  • Food
  • Water
  • Equity
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • water risk
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China’s Response to Air Pollution Poses Threat to Water

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
China's persistent smog prompted the State Council to announce an Air Pollution Control Action Plan. Photo credit: sheilaz413, Flickr
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk

Nearly Half of U.S. Fracking Sites Overlap with Water-Stressed Regions

  • Water
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • United States
  • water risk
  • Water
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • United States
  • water risk

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