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Resource Watch: Platform that provides trusted and timely data for a sustainable future

The Resource Watch will serve as a new dynamic platform that provides trusted and timely data for a sustainable future. Resource Watch, developed by World Resources Institute and over 30 partners, harnesses the data revolution to create unprecedented transparency on the pulse of the planet.


Devdiscourse News Desk 10 Apr 2018, 12:13 PM
Resource Watch: Platform that provides trusted and timely data for a sustainable future
  • Launch of Resource Watch, a dynamic new platform that provides trusted and timely data for a sustainable future. (Image Credit: twitter)

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 amalgamates advanced monitoring systems, data (historic, near-real-time, and projections), complementary imagery and maps, cloud computing, mobile technology, and a networked world to create transparent, up-to-date insights about the resources around the world.

World Resources Institute (WRI) and the National Geographic Society are hosting an event April 11, 2018 on how current trends in data, technology, media and human networks can inform decision-making around natural resources.

According to WRI, “We are living in an unprecedented moment where views are increasingly polarized, false information is spread at alarming speeds, and facts are being undermined. Trust in our institutions is eroding, and the decision-makers charged with ensuring our well-being often cannot access the data they need.”

Policymakers, business leaders and analysts need high-quality, trusted and easily accessible data to make informed decisions about the environment and human development.

The Resource Watch will serve as a new dynamic platform that provides trusted and timely data for a sustainable future. Resource Watch, developed by World Resources Institute and over 30 partners, harnesses the data revolution to create unprecedented transparency on the pulse of the planet.