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Sustainable Development Goals Could Be a Game-Changer for Water

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

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

  • Energy
  • Water
  • 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
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • Climate
  • GHG emissions
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Why Cities Need to Address River Flooding Now

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

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

  • Aqueduct
  • Water
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
In India more than 100 million people live in areas of poor water quality. Photo by Sambhaav Trust/Flickr.
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  • Water
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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
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  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Forests
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  • Cities
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  • 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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So What Did We Learn in 2014?

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
2014 shifted the needle toward a more sustainable future. Photo by David Drodge/The Pembina Institute
  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
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WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2014

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
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During "Raaghiri Days" in Indian cities, streets are closed to cars to encourage walking and biking. Photo by Carol Mitchell/Flickr
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  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
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More Rice, Less Methane

  • Food
  • Water
  • creating a sustainable food future
  • 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
  • Water
  • creating a sustainable food future
  • agriculture
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • GHG emissions
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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
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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
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  • agriculture
  • Water
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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
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  • fossil fuels
  • Water Quality
  • 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
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  • fossil fuels
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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
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  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
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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

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

  • Water
  • 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
  • Water
  • agriculture
  • Water Quality
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Overcoming Barriers to USDA’s New Conservation Program

  • agriculture
  • water pollution
  • Water
  • Water Quality
Agriculture is a key source of nutrient pollution in the United States. Photo credit: NOAA, Flickr
  • agriculture
  • water pollution
  • Water
  • Water Quality
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Restoration: It’s About More than Just the Trees

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • deforestation
  • food security
Agroforestry in Indonesia's Lubuk Beringin village. Photo credit: Tri Saputro, Flickr
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • deforestation
  • food security
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A confluence of environmental, infrastructure, social, and political factors make California’s water system one of the most complex in the world. Photo Credit: USDA, Flickr 2014
  • Aqueduct
  • Water
  • water risk