Globally, freshwater lakes and reservoirs store 87% of the planet's water.
Iran and Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Egypt, in Chile and Peru: Fights over water rights are increasing in the face of heat and drought.
SDG progress is not about lines on a graph, says UN chief António Guterres. It's about climate progress and human dignity placed at risk.
In 2022 a House of Commons report concluded that no river in England was free from chemical contamination.
Cities including Berlin, Madrid and Toronto ranked highly for climate actions that protect real estate assets and investment.
By pumping water from the land into the air, tropical forests also function like a heart.