This map identifies 415 eutrophic and hypoxic coastal systems worldwide. Of these, 169 are documented hypoxic areas, 233 are areas of concern and 13 are systems in recovery.
Nearly half the population in 15 major cities in the global south lacks access to public piped water systems, with access lowest in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. For these households without public piped water, water from other sources is either too expensive or unsafe.
New research finds millions have access only a few hours a day, while others are forced to pay up to a quarter of monthly household income for private provision.
Aqueduct Global Maps 3.0 Data include indicators of water quantity, water variability, water quality, ESG risk, and access to water.
New data on WRI's Aqueduct platform ranks the world's countries from least to most water-stressed.
This data ranks countries and their subnational areas – like states and provinces – by several water risk indicators, including baseline water stress and drought risk.
This technical note serves as the main reference for the updated Aqueduct™ 3.0 water risk framework, in which we combine 13 water risk indicators—including quantity, quality, and reputational risks—into a composite overall water risk score. All Aqueduct 3.0 data can be accessed...
Chennai's four main reservoirs are virtually dry. This crisis is not only due to last year's poor monsoon season—lack of proper management is driving the city's water security problems.
The release of a nearly $7 billion bond, which will help the Netherlands adapt to sea level rise, was met with widespread enthusiasm from investors. It's the latest in a wave of innovations in green bonds and climate adaptation.
While the average person drinks 2 to 4 liters of water a day, it requires an astonishing 2,000 to 5,000 liters of water to produce the food that the average person eats each day! Here are five ways companies, farmers and consumers can lessen the food system’s impact on water.