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manila-water-privatization-infographic

Breaking down the history of water privatization in the Philipine capital of Manila, this infographic explores the city’s varied success with privatization using a timeline and a map.

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Infographic: Unprescribed — Drugs in the Water Cycle

In 2009, 3.9 billion prescriptions were dispensed in the United States, and an estimated 10 to 40 percent of medicines are not used. With 78 million baby boomers reaching the age when prescription drug use will increase, how will this affect environmental and drinking water?

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coal-use-worldwide-infographic

Since 2000, global coal consumption has grown faster than any other fuel, with the biggest market for coal in Asia. Although China tops the global list for both coal consumption and production, the nation has emerged as the world’s leading builder of clean coal technology.

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China Water Stats Information Graphic

The population of China’s capital has doubled since 1980, and, though agricultural and industrial water use is down, municipal use is up.

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china-coal-vs-water-infographic

A look at China’s coal-rich, yet water-scarce northern region.

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Water Data Infographic Design Urban Cities World Water Day 2011 Visualizing.org Circle of Blue

Runner-up in the 2011 Urban Water Design Challenge, sponsored by Visualizing.org and Circle of Blue.

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Water Data Facts Infographic

Runner-up in the 2011 Urban Water Design Challenge, sponsored by Visualizing.org and Circle of Blue.

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chinas-five-year-plan-infographic

A breakdown of previous plans gives context to the newly released 12th Five-Year Plan.

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Wind generating capacity in China has reached more than 42 GW—the most of any country.

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An escalating confrontation over resources; a confrontation with global implications.

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Going the Distance for Water

In many cities, water travels far to reach the tap. Residents of the planet’s driest places rely on extensive waterways to deliver their supply. Click through the interactive infographic below to learn more about 10 cities that pipe water in from distant aquifers, plus additional plans to expand waterway networks even further.

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Think you know all there is to know about the intersection between water and energy? Take the Choke Point: US quiz to find out.

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biofuels-101-infographic

Production of ethanol, the most commonly used biofuel, has prompted concerns about water use and food supply.

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In which freshwater body can you scuba dive down more than 5,350 ft (1.63 km)? Which deep African lake was more freshwater fish species than an other lake in the world?

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How much drinkable water is there in the world? How much water does an American, a European, an African use everyday?

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A diagram, by Circle of Blue, illustrating just how little freshwater the world has to work with. If all the world’s water were to fit inside 100 glasses, the supply available to humanity would not fill three quarters of one glass.

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