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WRI works to solve six great, global challenges that must be addressed this decade: water, forests, climate, energy, food, cities and transport. We have active projects in more than 50 countries, as well as institutional offices in the United States, China, India, Indonesia and Brazil.

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    • October 2013
      Source: World Resources Institute
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      Accessed On: 07 December, 2015
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      Competition for and depletion of water in major agricultural areas. Proportion of crop production in areas facing different levels of water stress. Baseline water stress (Gassert et al. 2013) is a measure of demand and supply for water in a given area, and is calculated as the ratio of local water withdrawal over available water supply   Data citation: Aqueduct Global Maps 2.1 database is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License.
    • January 2014
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      Accessed On: 07 December, 2015
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      This dataset shows countries and river basins' average exposure to five of Aqueduct's water risk indicators: baseline water stress, interannual variability, seasonal variability, flood occurrence, and drought severity. Risk exposure scores are available for every country (except Greenland and Antarctica), the 100 most populous river basins, and the 100 largest river basins by area. Scores are also available for all industrial, agricultural, and domestic users' average exposure to each indicator in each country and river basin. Citation: Gassert, F., P. Reig, T. Luo, and A. Maddocks. 2013. “Aqueduct country and river basin rankings: a weighted aggregation of spatially distinct hydrological indicators.” Working paper. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute, November 2013. Available online at http://wri.org/publication/aqueduct-country-river-basin-rankings.
    • October 2015
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      Accessed On: 09 December, 2015
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      The Aqueduct projected water stress country rankings data include countries’ projected exposure to baseline water stress. Projected scores are included for 167 countries under the business-as-usual, pessimistic, and optimistic scenarios for the years 2020, 2030, and 2040. Scores are available for overall stress levels as well as stress levels for industrial, agricultural, and domestic users. Updated current water stress rankings using Aqueduct 2.1 data are also included. Citation: Gassert, F., P. Reig, T. Luo, and A. Maddocks. 2013. “Aqueduct country and river basin rankings: a weighted aggregation of spatially distinct hydrological indicators.” Working paper. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute, November 2013. Available online at http://wri.org/publication/aqueduct-country-river-basin-rankings.
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    • April 2015
      Source: World Resources Institute
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      Accessed On: 26 February, 2016
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      Data Citation: CAIT Climate Data Explorer. 2017. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute. Available online at: http://cait.wri.org   CAIT data carries a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license   The data set contains emission projections reported by national government refered to "National Government" (the majority of which are National Communications and Biennial Reports submitted by governments to the UNFCCC), by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) and a set of Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) from Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).    
    • October 2017
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      Accessed On: 06 August, 2018
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      Data Citation: CAIT Climate Data Explorer. 2017. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute. Available online at: http://cait.wri.org   CAIT data carries a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license   CAIT Historic allows for easy access, analysis and visualization of the latest available international greenhouse gas emissions data. It includes information for 186 countries, 50 U.S. states, 6 gases, multiple economic sectors, and 160 years - carbon dioxide emissions for 1850-2012 and multi-sector greenhouse gas emission for 1990-2012.
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    • June 2018
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      Accessed On: 09 August, 2018
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      Data cited at: World Resources Institute The Global Power Plant Database is a comprehensive, open source database of power plants around the world. It centralizes power plant data to make it easier to navigate, compare and draw insights for one’s own analysis. Each power plant is geolocated and entries contain information on plant capacity, generation, ownership, and fuel type. As of June 2018, the database includes around 28,500 power plants from 164 countries. It will be continuously updated as data becomes available. The most recent release of the Global Power Plant Database 1.1 includes the addition of two countries (China and Fiji), over 3,000 power plants, and nearly 1300 gigawatts of power capacity.Citation Global Energy Observatory, Google, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Enipedia, World Resources Institute. 2018. Global Power Plant Database. Published on Resource Watch and Google Earth Engine; http://resourcewatch.org/https://earthengine.google.com/
    • October 2017
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      Accessed On: 04 September, 2018
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  • W
    • December 2011
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      Accessed On: 15 December, 2011
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      Water Resources and Freshwater Ecosystems
    • April 2015
      Source: World Resources Institute
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      Accessed On: 21 August, 2017
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      Aqueduct Global Maps 2.1 Data include indicators of water quantity, water variability, water quality, public awareness of water issues, access to water, and ecosystem vulnerability. The Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas makes use of a framework of 12 global indicators grouped into three categories of risk and one overall score. Aqueduct Global Maps 2.1 include indicators of water quantity, water variability, water quality, public awareness of water issues, access to water, and ecosystem vulnerability.  Citation: The Aqueduct Global Maps 2.1 database is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License.