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  • The Geography of Future Water Challenges

    The combination of a growing global population, increasing wealth-driven demand, the related increase in pressure  on the ecological environment that is also exacerbated by climate change, is rapidly changing the world of water. PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency provides a global overview of development scenarios and pathways forward, within the context of the water-related...

  • Water Scarce Cities : Thriving in a Finite World

    The report is an advocacy piece to raise awareness around the need to shift the typical way urban water has been managed and to share emerging principles and solutions that may improve urban water supply security in water scarce cities. It aims to promote successes, outline challenges and principles, and extract key lessons learned for future efforts. It builds on the experiences of over 20...

  • Nature-based Solutions for Water

    The global demand for water has been increasing at a rate of about 1% per year over the past decades as a function of population growth, economic development and changing consumption patterns, among other factors, and it will continue to grow significantly over the foreseeable future. Industrial and domestic demand for water will increase much faster than agricultural demand, although...

  • Creating Resilience Dividends with Road Water Management

    It is a simple concept:  resilience, improving existing systems, making them more productive and stronger, better able to deal with shocks and even converting problems into opportunities. Resilience is a departure from the concept of ‘sustainability’ that aims to preserve what is there or pro‐ long what has been newly created – and as such is often conservative by character. Yet development is...

  • Aqueduct Global Flood Analyzer

    As it's so clearly explained, we share a part of the text of the Deltares' website with you. This tool provides you insight in the flood and disaster risk and financial (avoided) consequences....

  • Aqua Monitor

    In this map, you can see where surface water changes have occured during the last 30 years. "Green pixels show where surface water has been turned into land (accretion, land reclamation, droughts). Blue pixels show where land has been changed into surface water (erosion, reservoir construction)"....

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