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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
Initiatives
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Restoration: It’s About More than Just the Trees

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • deforestation
  • food security
Agroforestry in Indonesia's Lubuk Beringin village. Photo credit: Tri Saputro, Flickr
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • deforestation
  • food security
News

RELEASE: WRI Aqueduct Overall Water Risk Map Launched on Bloomberg

  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • mapping
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • mapping
  • Freshwater
  • water risk

Drought Is Only One Explanation for California’s Water Crisis

  • Aqueduct
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
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
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
Insights

World’s 18 Most Water-Stressed Rivers

  • Aqueduct
  • mapping
  • rivers
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
Glen Canyon Dam in the Colorado River Basin. Photo credit: James Marvin Phelps
  • Aqueduct
  • mapping
  • rivers
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
Insights

Improving Food Security in the Sahel Is Difficult, but Achievable

  • agriculture
  • Food
  • food security
  • restoration
  • Freshwater
A local farmer in Burkina Faso, Yacouba Sawadogo, innovates. Photo Credit: Chris Reij, WRI
  • agriculture
  • Food
  • food security
  • restoration
  • Freshwater

New Map Documents Natural Resource Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • development
  • environmental democracy
  • extractive industries
  • land rights
  • Freshwater
A farmer stands amidst a rice farm in Burundi, Africa. Photo Credit: Flickr/IRRI Images
  • development
  • environmental democracy
  • extractive industries
  • land rights
  • Freshwater