Water Resources

In a world where nearly 5,000 children die every day from diseases caused by unclean water, about one in nine human beings don’t have enough clean water to drink, and roughly 2.5 billion lack adequate sanitation, more help is needed. This list will be updated periodically, so check  back soon.

American Rivers

Angie’s List: Information on Outdoor Water Conservation

aquaNOW.info: The World’s Water Data Engine

AquaFed: The International Federation of Private Water Operators

Asia Society > Policy > Water and Food Security

A Tax on Bottled Water: Cambridge Law’s Jorge Viñuales at TEDx Zurich (video)

Big Picture Agriculture > 35 Conservation Techniques for Agriculture, Farming and Gardening

“Blue Gold: The World Water Wars” (documentary film)

The Butterfly Effect (coalition of international water and sanitation NGOs)

The California Drought (Pacific Institute)

The CEO Water Mandate

Ceres: Feeding Ourselves Thirsty: How the Food Sector Is Managing Global Water Risks (full report)

Ceres: Hydraulic  Fracturing & Water Stress: Water Demand by the Numbers

Ceres: Mobilising Business Leadership or a Sustainable World (Issues: Water Issues)

Chinadialogue.net > Topics > Water

China Water Risk

Circle of Blue: Information About the World’s Resource Crises

Climate Central

Columbia Water Center (Earth Institute / Columbia University)

Eradicating Ecocide Environmental Initiative

Environmental Performance Index (Yale University)

European Commission > Environment >Water

European Water Partnership

Global Water Forum

Global Water Partnership > Videos

Grace Communications Foundation > Water Program

Green Growth Knowledge Platform

The Guardian: Access to clean water and sanitation around the world – mapped

FAN: Freshwater Action Network

Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN: FAO Water

FAO Water > Aquastat global water statistics (brochure)

ImproveNet: Water Conservation at Home

Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) (China)

International Association for Water Law (AIDA)

International Association of Hydrogeologists

International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) Topics in Focus > Water

International Desalination Association (IDA)

International Rivers

International Water Law Project (IWLP) (includes blog)

International Water Management Institute (IWMA)

International Water Resources Association (IWRA)

LLoyd’s 360 Risk Insight: Global Water Scarcity – Risks and Challenges for Business

National Resources Defense Council > Water (NRDC: U.S.)

The Nature Conservancy > Global Water Program

Pacific Institute

Society for Freshwater Science

Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) (and SIWI Blog)

Strategic Foresight Group > Publications

“Tapped” (documentary film about the bottled water industry)

The Right to Water and Sanitation Information Portal

The Solutions Project (U.S. state plans for 100% clean, renewable energy)

TheThirdPole.net: Understanding Asia’s Water Crisis

UN Development Programme > Global Water Solidarity (International Platform for the Promotion of Decentralized Solidarity Mechanisms)

UN Environment Programme > Vital Water Graphics (2008)

UN Habitat > Water and Sanitation News

UNHCR (High Commission for Refugees): Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)

UN Human Rights (OHCHR) > Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation

UN Human Rights (OHCHR) > The Right to Water and Sanitation Toolkit

UN Water

UN Water > A Post-2015 Global Goal for Water: Key Findings and Recommendations

UN ‘Water for Life’ Decade, 2005 – 2015

UN Water >World Water Day 2014 Water & Energy

UN World Water Development Report 2014, Water and Energy (download on UNESCO site)

UNECE Water Convention (Treaty)

UNICEF Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Newsline


Water Defense

Water Deeply (News Deeply site)


Water Footprint Network

Water Integrity Global Outlook 2016 (WIGO)

WaterLex Legal Database on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation

WaterLex: Publications*

WaterLex Toolkit: Integrating the Human Right to Water and Sanitation in Development Practice

Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council: Media

Water Use It Wisely > 100+ Ways to Conserve Water

WhollyH20.org: Mainstreaming Localized Water (Re)use (California)

The World Bank > Open Knowledge Repository (OKR)

The World Bank > High and Dry: Climate Change, Water and the Economy

The World Bank > Water Issues

World Health Organisation (WHO): Health Topics: Water

WHO Programmes: Water Sanitation Health

World  Meteorological Organization>Media Centre

World Resources Institute > Water

World Water Council

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Conservation News: Rivers, Lakes & Wetlands

2030 Water Resources Group: Water for Growth, People and Environment

*(Note: The international public-interest development organization WaterLex employs me as its head of communications. )

One response to “Water Resources

  1. Sarah Wilkinson

    Another link for your list: http://www.wateraid.org – fantastic charity working for clean water, sanitation and hygiene.

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