To address the data challenge and take advantage of the data revolution, WRI is developing Resource Watch. Resource Watch is an open, freely accessible, online global data system that unites technology, transparency, and human networks to drive sustainable management of the planet’s resources. It will combine advanced monitoring systems, data (historic, near-real-time, and projections), complementary imagery and maps, cloud computing, mobile technology, and a networked world to create never-before-possible transparency on what is happening to the world’s resources―both faraway and right at home. This resulting radical transparency on climate change, energy, food, water, cities, ecosystems and other critical issues will empower civil society, NGOs, the media, and progressive public and private sector leaders to take action to conserve, restore, and sustainably manage resources at a pace that matches the modern world.


Contributing Partners

World Resources Institute
Academic / Research Institution
WRI is a global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being.
Private sector
Vizzuality is a world-leading data design agency that creates bespoke and compelling visualizations to help people tell the stories that matter to them and their communities.

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