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WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2014

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • 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
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
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More Rice, Less Methane

  • Food
  • Freshwater
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
Reducing flooding in rice paddies can dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and can also help conserve water and boost yields. Photo by IRRI.
  • Food
  • Freshwater
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
Insights

Energy-gulping Desalination Can’t Solve China’s Water Crisis Alone

  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • 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
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • Cities
  • water risk

WRI Advances Progress on Sustainable Development Goals

  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Freshwater
  • Top Outcome: 2014
Meeting at UN headquarters. (New York, New York)
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Freshwater
  • Top Outcome: 2014

Water Risks Threaten Billions in U.S. Electric Sales, Farm Products

  • Aqueduct
  • agriculture
  • Freshwater
A new report finds that $21 billion in U.S. electricity sales and $1.2 billion in farm products face water risks. Photo credit: lewsviews, Flickr
  • Aqueduct
  • agriculture
  • Freshwater
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Finding Solutions for South Africa’s Coal-Fired Energy and Water Problems

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

Shale Energy Potential Depends on Water Supply

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

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

  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
Shale gas drilling site in Pennsylvania. Photo Credit: Nicholas Tonelli/Flickr
  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk

Infographic: Protecting Water Security, Promoting Energy Security

  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • Climate
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • Climate
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
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40 Percent of Countries with Largest Shale Energy Resources Face Water Stress

  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • 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
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • Climate
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
Data

Global Shale Gas Development: Water Stress at Shale Plays

  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • fossil fuels
Data

Shale Resources and Water Risks

  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • fossil fuels

Getting More from the U.S. Farm Conservation Water Quality Budget

  • Freshwater
  • agriculture
  • Water Quality
USDA provides limited voluntary financial and technical assistance to farmers who want to lessen their environmental impact. Photo Credit: Heather Dawn/Flickr
  • Freshwater
  • agriculture
  • Water Quality

Overcoming Barriers to USDA’s New Conservation Program

  • agriculture
  • water pollution
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
Agriculture is a key source of nutrient pollution in the United States. Photo credit: NOAA, Flickr
  • agriculture
  • water pollution
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality