Water scarcity is widely considered to be the next major issue impacting the world over the coming years. One way to start tackling the problem is by getting a better understanding of current conditions. Google has partnered with UN Environment and others to provide free and open data on the natural resource around the world. The UN Water-Related Ecosystems platform was announced last week at the UN Environment Assembly to provide “statistics for every country’s annual surface water.” It includes interactive maps, graphs, and full-data downloads that stretch back to 1984. This free and scientifically validated data is intended to inform a country’s environmental policies and planning.
Source: 9 to 5 Google