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A New Strategy to Improve Water Quality—One Targeted Watershed at a Time

  • water pollution
  • hypoxia
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
More than 15,000 streams, rivers, and lakes are too polluted with nutrient runoff to support wildlife, be enjoyed recreationally, or serve as a drinking water source. Photo credit: USDA
  • water pollution
  • hypoxia
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
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Forest Fires, Water Security, and China’s Sustainability Challenges: WRI’s 11 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2013

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
New analysis reveals that 37 countries face extremely high levels of water stress, including Qatar (shown here). Photo credit: Neil Palmer/ CIAT
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
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5 Things We Learned in 2013 that Could Move the Needle on Sustainability

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • water risk
New research shows that the world loses 50 soccer fields' of forest every minute of every day. Photo credit: Daniel Murdiyarso, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • deforestation
  • Food Loss and Waste
  • water risk
Insights

WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2013

  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • water risk
WRI measures its success through positive, on-the-ground change. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Equity & Governance
  • Business
  • Finance
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • transportation
  • water risk
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India’s Watershed Development Boosts Food Security, Improves Livelihoods

  • Food
  • Freshwater
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • water risk
India has long-battled its water scarcity issues throughout an approach called watershed development. Photo credit: M. DeFreese/CIMMYT
  • Food
  • Freshwater
  • Equity & Governance
  • Climate Resilience
  • climate change
  • food security
  • low carbon development
  • water risk
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World’s 36 Most Water-Stressed Countries

  • Aqueduct
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
37 countries face extremely high water stress, including Pakistan (shown here). Photo credit: Russell Watkins, DFID
  • Aqueduct
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
Data

Aqueduct Country and River Basin Rankings [Datasets]

  • Business
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
  • rivers
  • data
  • Business
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
  • rivers
  • data
Data

Aqueduct Country and River Basin Rankings [Map]

  • Business
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
  • rivers
  • mapping
  • Business
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
  • rivers
  • mapping
Outcomes
People in a field
  • Top Outcome: 2013
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How Much Are Ecosystems Really Worth?

  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Economics
  • natural infrastructure
Women in Indonesia's teak forest harvest ground nuts. Photo credit: Murdani Usman, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Economics
  • natural infrastructure
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Living within Earth's “Planetary Boundaries”

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Business
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
"The Human Quest" pairs stunning photography with hard-hitting science. Photo credit: Mattias Klum, The Human Quest
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Business
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • low carbon development
Data

China's Approved Synthetic Natural Gas Plant Capacity vs. Seasonal Variability

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

China's Approved Synthetic Natural Gas Plant Capacity vs. Baseline Water Stress

  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
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China’s Response to Air Pollution Poses Threat to Water

  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
China's persistent smog prompted the State Council to announce an Air Pollution Control Action Plan. Photo credit: sheilaz413, Flickr
  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
  • Freshwater
  • natural infrastructure
  • water risk
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Conflicting Reporting Systems May Hinder Companies' Water Risk Strategies

  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • data
  • mapping
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
A tugboat pushes barges on the Mississippi River. Photo credit: Tom Gill, Flickr
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • Responsible Corporate Advocacy
  • data
  • mapping
  • Freshwater
  • water risk

Water Risk on the Rise

  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • mapping
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
Businesses are waking up to the risks water can pose to their operations and bottom line. (Credit: The National Guard/Flickr).
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • mapping
  • Freshwater
  • water risk