Lehner

Taking stock of the world’s lakes

Published: 15Dec2016

The total shoreline of the world’s lakes is more than four times longer than the global ocean coastline. And if all the water in those lakes were spread over the Earth’s landmass, it would form a...

Measuring protection of the world’s rivers

Published: 10Nov2016

To  what extent are the world’s rivers protected?  ...

Better dam planning strategies

Published: 6Jan2015

When dams are built they have an impact not only on the flow of water in the river, but also on the people who live downstream and on the surrounding ecosystems. By placing data from close to 6,500...

One in four of world’s big cities water-stressed

Published: 3Jun2014

As more people move to urban areas, cities around the world are experiencing increased water stress and looking for additional water supplies to support their continued grow.