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As Water Shortages Plague Bogotá and Other Cities, Nature-based Solutions Can Help

  • Water Security
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • drought
  • climate change
  • urban water resilience
People stand in line with buckets for water rations.
  • Water Security
  • Forests
  • Cities
  • drought
  • climate change
  • urban water resilience
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The Inequity of Water: While Scarcity Is Felt Locally, its Causes Are Increasingly Global

  • Freshwater
  • agriculture
  • Water Security
  • food security
Amhara farmers carrying corn crop near Lake Tana Biosphere Reserve.
  • Freshwater
  • agriculture
  • Water Security
  • food security
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5 Takeaways for Companies Setting Science-based Freshwater Targets

  • science based targets
  • water risk
  • Water Security
  • Aqueduct
A person wearing a hat sits on the rocks overlooking Laguna Churup in Peru.
  • science based targets
  • water risk
  • Water Security
  • Aqueduct
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The Next Phase of Corporate Sustainability: Addressing Consumer Water Use

  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • Water Security
  • water risk
Washing dishes.
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • Water Security
  • water risk
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How Floods in Pakistan Threaten Global Security

  • floods
  • Water Security
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
  • climate change
Flood waters soak through a housing settlement in Pakistan.
  • floods
  • Water Security
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
  • climate change
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How Forests Near and Far Benefit People in Cities

  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Water Quality
  • Water Security
  • health
  • Climate
  • biodiversity
urban forest
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Water Quality
  • Water Security
  • health
  • Climate
  • biodiversity
A landscape view of Vila Velha in Espírito Santo, Brazil
  • Water Security
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
Insights

Lessons from Durban’s Approach to Water Resilience

  • Water Security
  • water risk
  • Climate Resilience
  • urban water resilience
An overview of Umgeni River's Blue Lagoon in Durban, South Africa.
  • Water Security
  • water risk
  • Climate Resilience
  • urban water resilience
Insights

3 Strategies for Water-Wise Development in Ethiopia

  • Water Security
  • water risk
  • Climate
  • agriculture
People drive herds of oxen and sheep great distances to water them at this reservoir.
  • Water Security
  • water risk
  • Climate
  • agriculture
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As Cities Grow Across Africa, They Must Plan for Water Security

  • Water Security
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
  • climate finance
  • Urban Development
  • Cities
  • urban water resilience
Water insecurity in African cities
  • Water Security
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
  • climate finance
  • Urban Development
  • Cities
  • urban water resilience
Insights

Restoring Ethiopia's Ecosystems Can Support Livelihoods and COVID-19 Recovery

  • coronavirus
  • Water Security
  • natural infrastructure
  • restoration
  • Forest and Landscape Restoration
A degraded landscape in Ethiopia under a cloudy sky.
  • coronavirus
  • Water Security
  • natural infrastructure
  • restoration
  • Forest and Landscape Restoration
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5 Keys to a Climate-resilient Recovery After COVID-19

  • Climate
  • adaptation finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • Water Security
  • food security
  • climate impacts
A farmer standing in a flooded field.
  • Climate
  • adaptation finance
  • Climate Resilience
  • Water Security
  • food security
  • climate impacts
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How Forests Near or Far Can Protect Water for Cities

  • Freshwater
  • Water Security
  • Cities
  • Forests
  • water pollution
A view of Hong Kong from the edge of a forest.
  • Freshwater
  • Water Security
  • Cities
  • Forests
  • water pollution
Insights

How to Solve Water-Related Conflicts

  • Water Security
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
African village drought
  • Water Security
  • Freshwater
  • water risk

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

  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Water Security
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • Energy Access
The Sumapaz Páramo landscape near Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Water Security
  • climate change
  • Energy
  • Energy Access

A Fairer and More Sustainable Post-COVID World in Latin America

  • biking
  • Towards a More Equal City
  • infrastructure
  • sanitation
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • transportation
  • Freshwater
Silhouette of a person with a bicycle overlooking Belo Horizonte's skyline. Photo by Mariana Gil/WRI.
  • biking
  • Towards a More Equal City
  • infrastructure
  • sanitation
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Finance
  • low carbon development
  • multilateral development banks
  • transportation
  • Freshwater
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Combating the Coronavirus Without Clean Water

  • coronavirus
  • Water Security
  • poverty
  • health
  • Freshwater
People getting water in India
  • coronavirus
  • Water Security
  • poverty
  • health
  • Freshwater
Insights

It Could Only Cost 1% of GDP to Solve Global Water Crises

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

  • Water Security
  • human rights
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
Mali water
  • Water Security
  • human rights
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
Insights

Climate Change Is Hurting Africa’s Water Sector, but Investing in Water Can Pay Off

  • Climate Resilience
  • Freshwater
  • 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
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • The $26 Trillion Opportunity
  • Water Security
  • natural infrastructure
  • water risk