Learn about the latest research and practice from Cities4Forests, an initiative led by more than 60 cities around the world, to better conserve, manage, and restore forests and other natural infrastructure.
#UrbanFest2020 will include a session on Urban Water Resilience. Tune in to hear how storytelling is critical to advancing policy change.
This webinar will explore how to raise political ambition to provide access to affordable, safe, and sustainable water and sanitation for the urban poor.
To protect natural resources, human well-being, and economic growth, the international aid community must manage the water-energy-food nexus together.
Pollution threatens the lives and livelihoods of billions of people around the world, particularly low-income communities and communities of color. Working with civil society organizations across six countries, WRI created new toolkit to support locally led efforts to secure the basic human right to a clean, healthy and safe environment.
Building sustainable, adaptive, resilient urban water systems
Forests everywhere alter the movement, quality and availability of water. The world’s urban leaders need to account for the role of forests in securing clean water for residents and the agricultural lands that cities rely on.
This report explores some of the thorniest water crises taking place across the developing world. While intensifying water challenges and the threats they pose to security are well documented, relatively few solutions have been presented. In this report, WRI, the Pacific Institute and the Water, Peace and Security Partnership offer potential solution sets to water challenges in key water-insecure hotspots around the world.
Water-related conflict and political instability are on the rise across the globe. While no single solution will eliminate water insecurity, a wide variety of solutions are available.
In addition to the current health crisis, Colombia is facing simultaneous water and energy crises. Nature-based solutions that utilize forests can be a key part of creating sustainable water and energy systems in the long term.
Join this webinar to learn what the updated version of the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas means for your business. Hear from WRI Aqueduct experts on how to incorporate Aqueduct 3.0 data into your water stewardship strategy and what the updated models show.
A powerful network of city leaders — convened through Cities4Forests and the Global Commission on Adaptation — are using natural infrastructure to enhance water security and mitigate floods while addressing climate change and promoting social equity. At this event, part of World Water Week #AtHome, municipal leaders representing cities across three continents will demonstrate how implementing nature-based solutions at the city level can simultaneously contribute to cities’ adaptive capacity to climate change and advance social equity goals.
The coronavirus pandemic has compounded highly unequal development in Latin America's cities. Investing in infrastructure and public services for marginalized areas can help the region build back better.
WRI, the Pacific Institute, and the Water, Peace & Security Partnership will host a webinar exploring solutions to water challenges, which can improve water resources management, drought response, flood prevention and access to safe, reliable and affordable water for all. A new report provides solution-oriented analysis and recommendations that decision-makers need to avert water crises around the world.
A panel of international experts will discuss the importance of sustainable cotton cultivation to the textile industry’s growth. Focusing on cotton growing communities in India, they will analyze climate change impacts and share actionable approaches to advance water and climate resilience in cotton cultivation, emphasizing challenges and opportunities for women. Part of World Water Week #AtHome.
As countries consider how to step up climate ambition while dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, Chile leads by example with a new national climate commitment, or NDC.
Flood risk in the Mississippi River Basin is expected to threaten $4.2 billion in GDP annually by 2030, an $831 million increase from 2010. Levees alone won't fix the problem — and may even worsen it.
This webinar series, jointly organized by Ceres, WBCSD and WRI, will bring together leading food-sector companies, investors and other stakeholders in the food and agriculture sector to explore how companies are managing water-related risks, discuss what investors can do to drive change and highlight new methods and tools available for risk management.
Join WRI, the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) North America, and Procter & Gamble Company for an informational webinar exploring how companies can develop water stewardship strategies.