Source material and useful links

for Tread Softly background briefings on Water Scarcity

News and Analysis

World Resources Institute

Global Water Forum

The Third Pole – understanding Asia’s water crisis

International Rivers

India’s cities face Day Zero from Channel News Asis

Sustainable Development Goal


Progress on household drinking water, sanitation and hygiene 2000-2017 and 2017 Update and SDG Baselines, from WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program (JMP) for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene

and a visual summary of the JMP report from UNICEF

Renewable internal freshwater resources per capita from World Bank

Freshwater Availability, from NASA Earth Data

Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas and other tools, from World Resources Institute

Water and Climate Change

Water and Climate Change – main messages from UN World Water Development Report 2020

Climate crisis is foundation of Indian farmers’ protests from The Third Pole

Water Wars

Pacific Institute

Nile Basin Initiative

Mekong River Commission

The challenges of implementing legal rights for rivers from Global Water Forum

Strange changes to Mekong River as hydropower dams and climate change make their mark from Channel News Asia

International Organisations

UN Water

World Bank and Water

International Water Management Institute


more Water Scarcity briefings (updated May 2021)
Water Cycle
Causes of Water Scarcity
Climate Change and Water Scarcity
Solutions to Water Scarcity
Sustainable Development Goal for Water
Water Wars
Source material and useful links