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World’s Most Vulnerable River Basins

Xander Huggins’ paper in Nature Communications explores which river basins are most likely to experience social and ecological impacts from freshwater stress and storage loss, and provides a set of the 168 most-vulnerable basins for global prioritization. Download the paper here.

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Science: The Hidden Crisis Beneath Our Feet

Most of the world’s unfrozen freshwater is invisible to humanity. Ninety-six percent of it is stored beneath the land surface as groundwater in soil and rock layers called aquifers. However, groundwater’s unobtrusive nature belies its critical importance to global water and food security while simultaneously subjecting it to massive overexploitation. Groundwater is the primary water […]

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