Google, UNEP Partnership Will Make Water Data Globally Accessible

26 Mar 2019 by Local Press Report
NAIROBI

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

Source: 9 to 5 Google