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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

  • Aqueduct
  • Water
  • water risk
  • Aqueduct
  • Water
  • water risk
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World’s 15 Countries with the Most People Exposed to River Floods

  • Water
  • Economics
  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • climate change
  • mapping
  • rivers
  • water risk
Citizens flee floods in Sri Lanka. Photo by trokilinochchi/Wikimedia Commons.
  • Water
  • Economics
  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • climate change
  • mapping
  • rivers
  • water risk
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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.
  • Aqueduct
  • Water
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
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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
  • 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
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WRI’s Top Outcomes of 2014

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • 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
  • Water
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
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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
  • water risk

Três Mapas que Ajudam a Explicar a Crise da Água em São Paulo, Brasil

  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • deforestation
  • drought
  • global forest watch
  • water risk
São Paulo, Brasil. Fonte: Fernando Stankuns/Flickr
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • deforestation
  • drought
  • global forest watch
  • water risk
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Water Risks Threaten Billions in U.S. Electric Sales, Farm Products

  • Aqueduct
  • agriculture
  • United States
  • Water
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
  • United States
  • Water

3 Maps Help Explain São Paulo, Brazil’s Water Crisis

  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • deforestation
  • drought
  • water risk
São Paulo, Brazil and neighboring states are experiencing the worst drought to hit the region in the past 80 years. Photo credit: Fernando Stankuns, Flickr
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • deforestation
  • drought
  • water risk
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Intelligent Imagining: Scenarios to Manage Water as the Climate Changes

  • Water
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • Climate Resilience
  • Climate
  • climate change
A watershed in the Central American Dryland Corridor, a protected area meant to foster biodiversity and sustainable development, in Trifinio, Guatemala. Photo Credit: Paul Reig/WRI
  • Water
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • Climate Resilience
  • Climate
  • climate change

Latin American Experts Need Good Data to Plan for Water Stress and a Changing Climate

  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • water risk
Dry conditions have already cut into Brazil’s grain and coffee production. Photo credit: Nelo Mijangos/Flickr
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • agriculture
  • climate change
  • water risk
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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
  • Aqueduct
  • 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
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk

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
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • water risk
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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
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High Water Stress Jeopardizes One-Third of World’s Corn Crop

  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • Food
  • food security
  • water risk
Water limits to corn production are likely to be exacerbated as climate change alters global precipitation patterns. Photo Credit: Jane/Flickr
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • Food
  • food security
  • water risk
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Identifying the Global Coal Industry’s Water Risks

  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • water risk
As with most energy sources, coal-related industries—including mining, coal-to-chemicals, and power generation—are extremely water-intensive. Photo credit: Peter Van den Bossche, Flickr
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • water risk
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Water Stress Magnifies Drought’s Negative Impacts throughout the United States

  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • climate change
  • water risk
Drought affected corn crops in Texas in August 2013. Photo credit: USDA, Flickr
  • Water
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • climate change
  • water risk
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Drought Is Only One Explanation for California’s Water Crisis

  • Aqueduct
  • United States
  • Water
  • 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
  • United States
  • Water
  • water risk

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