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Water for All: How to Ensure We Leave No One Behind

  • U.S. Climate
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • sustainable development goals
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
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  • U.S. Climate
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • sustainable development goals
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
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How Ethiopia Went from Famine Crisis to Green Revolution

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • restoration
  • agriculture
  • food security
  • poverty
Ethiopia is now greener than it has been in the last 145 years. Photo by Chris Reij/WRI
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • restoration
  • agriculture
  • food security
  • poverty

NASA Satellite Data Help Show Where Groundwater Is – And Where It Isn’t

  • Aqueduct
  • Freshwater
  • mapping
  • water risk
Photo Credit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/33377700@N00/155517365/">Ozyman</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com">Compfight</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">cc</a>
  • Aqueduct
  • Freshwater
  • mapping
  • water risk

Cleaner US Rivers, Lakes and Estuaries with Water Quality Trading

  • agriculture
  • water pollution
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
Fishing in Mitkof Island. (Petersburg, Alaska, U.S.) Photo by Penny Meyer/Flickr.
  • agriculture
  • water pollution
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
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A Global Tour of 7 Recent Droughts

  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • mapping
  • water risk
Several extreme droughts have occurred globally in the past decade. Photo by Negeso Muso/Flickr
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • mapping
  • water risk
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Getting It Right: A New Global Model to Tackle Poverty and Climate Change

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Finance
  • climate policy
  • poverty
  • sustainable development goals
  • COP21
Photo Credit: U.S. Mission to the United Nations at Rome
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Finance
  • climate policy
  • poverty
  • sustainable development goals
  • COP21
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“Revaluing” Ecosystems to Include Nature’s Value on Balance Sheets

  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Economics
  • natural infrastructure
  • Business
  • natural resources
While oceans support lucrative fisheries, these benefits are rarely accounted for in ledgers. Photo by Pedro Ramirez Jr./U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Economics
  • natural infrastructure
  • Business
  • natural resources

California Sleepwalks into Water Crisis

  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • natural resources
  • U.S. policy
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
California's drought has dragged on for four years. Photo by Yana Edwin Murphy/Flickr
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • natural resources
  • U.S. policy
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
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Sustainable Development Goals Could Be a Game-Changer for Water

  • Aqueduct
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
A man fills water bottles in Sanaía, Yemen Photo by Foad Al Harazi / World Bank
  • Aqueduct
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
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Water Stewardship: Good for Business, Good for Sustainable Development

  • Aqueduct
  • Business
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
River Hubelj in Slovenia. Photo by nejcbole/Flickr
  • Aqueduct
  • Business
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
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Win-win: Reducing Water Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in China’s Power Sector

  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • Climate
  • GHG emissions
China’s power sector is the nation’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions and its biggest industrial water user. To meet increasing energy demand, the country may double its installed generation capacity by 2030. Photo by Asian Development Bank/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • Climate
  • GHG emissions
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Why Cities Need to Address River Flooding Now

  • Aqueduct
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
  • Aqueduct
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
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Exploring New Ways of Measuring Water Quality Project Success

  • agriculture
  • water pollution
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
  • agriculture
  • water pollution
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
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3 Maps Explain India’s Growing Water Risks

  • Aqueduct
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
In India more than 100 million people live in areas of poor water quality. Photo by Sambhaav Trust/Flickr.
  • Aqueduct
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
  • water risk

6 Stories to Watch in 2015: Global Climate Deal, Sustainable Development Goals, Rising Water Risks and More

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • 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
  • Freshwater
  • 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

So What Did We Learn in 2014?

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
2014 shifted the needle toward a more sustainable future. Photo by David Drodge/The Pembina Institute
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business

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
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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

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