Written by Stuart Hamilton
Water has always been important. The perception of its importance is closely linked to episodes of too much, too little, or the wrong quality. Climate change, urban growth, and agricultural intensification are just three examples of pressures that are contributing to an unprecedented global awareness of the importance of water. Everything we know about the effects of these pressures on water are the result of water data.
Is water neglect a direct result of inadequate water data?
Data connects water overuse, misuse, and abuse to undesirable outcomes. In the absence of water data, water uses and abuses have historically been largely indistinguishable.... Read More »