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These 20 Water-Stressed Countries Have the Most Solar and Wind Potential

  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • electric grid
  • renewable energy
  • water risk
Solar panels in Utah
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • electric grid
  • renewable energy
  • water risk
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Bad Air to Better Oceans: 6 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2018

  • Equity
  • Finance
  • Ocean
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Aqueduct
  • stories to watch
  • Air Quality
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • international climate policy
  • fossil fuels
  • pollution
  • UNFCCC
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • Equity
  • Finance
  • Ocean
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Aqueduct
  • stories to watch
  • Air Quality
  • climate change
  • restoration
  • international climate policy
  • fossil fuels
  • pollution
  • UNFCCC
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
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40% of India’s Thermal Power Plants Are in Water-Scarce Areas, Threatening Shutdowns

  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • mapping
  • power plants
  • water risk
India power plant
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • mapping
  • power plants
  • water risk
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Power Plants Use Water, But We Have No Idea How Much

  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • mapping
  • power plants
  • water risk
Power plant in Germany
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • mapping
  • power plants
  • water risk
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As Clouds Head for the Poles, Time to Prepare for Food and Water Shocks

  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • agriculture
  • Energy Access
  • industry
  • water risk
  • extreme weather
Lake Michigan sunrise
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • agriculture
  • Energy Access
  • industry
  • water risk
  • extreme weather
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Solving the Twin Crises of Energy and Water Scarcity

  • Water
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
  • water risk
Power plant and water
  • Water
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • Energy
  • renewable energy
  • 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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6 Stories to Watch in 2015: Global Climate Deal, Sustainable Development Goals, Rising Water Risks and More

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • UNFCCC
  • united nations
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • stories to watch
Andrew Steer presented 2015's Stories to Watch before a packed house at the Press Club in Washington, D.C. Photo by Bill Dugan/WRI
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • UNFCCC
  • united nations
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • stories to watch
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WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2014

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
During "Raaghiri Days" in Indian cities, streets are closed to cars to encourage walking and biking. Photo by Carol Mitchell/Flickr
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
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Energy-gulping Desalination Can’t Solve China’s Water Crisis Alone

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • Cities
  • water risk
Tianjin is home to the Beijiang and Dagang desalination plants, which together are expected to account for a third of China’s 1.5-2 million-ton capacity by 2015. (Tianjin, China) Photo by Sam Gao/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • Cities
  • water risk
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Finding Solutions for South Africa’s Coal-Fired Energy and Water Problems

  • Water
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
A communal water tap in Soweto, South Africa. Photo credit: E. Muench, Wikimedia Commons
  • Water
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • Water Quality
  • 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

Water Risks on the Rise for Three Global Energy Production Hot Spots

  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • water risk
A ship transports coal in China. Photo credit: foxxyz, Flickr
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • water risk
Insights
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • Water
  • water risk