World Water

The World Water Atlas is a Platform for Action, sharing all your compelling narratives on water:

too much
too little
too dirty

Initiated by Dutch Government under the patronage of the High Level Panel on Water (HLPW), we invite you to share your story and join this movement to keep Water’s Promise!

Too Little

Drought severity presented is based on the length and dryness of the droughts from 1901 to 2008.

Sources: WRI Aqueduct 2014, Sheffield and Wood 2007

Too Much

Flood occurrence is a count of the number of floods recorded from 1985 to 2011.

Sources: WRI Aqueduct 2014, Brakenridge, Dartmouth Flood Observatory 2011

Too Dirty

Compromised water quality is represented by total water supply that originates from protected ecosystems.

Sources: WRI Aqueduct 2014; NASA GLDAS-2 2012; IUCN, UNEP 2012

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