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World Resources Institute. 2006. EarthTrends - Freshwater indices: Water Poverty Index. http://earthtrends.wri.org/searchable_db/index.php?theme=2&variable_ID=1299&action=select_countries (Accessed April 1, 2006)
Sullivan, C.A., Meigh JR and Fediw T (2002) Developing and testing the Water Poverty Index: Phase 1 Final Report. Report to Department for International Development, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, UK.
Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Water poverty index, by country in 2002
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Freshwater, as a natural resource, represents a fundamental key to sustainable livelihoods - for health, economy and development. The water poverty index (WPI) is an aggregate index, describing the lack of freshwater. The index is calculated based on five components: resources, access, capacity, use, and environment, using indicators describing these.