Visualizing water cooperation

To help promote the International Year of Water Cooperation in 2013 we created a diagram which explores the main challenges faced by water cooperation today.

Building on the 5 main sources of of possible tension around shared water resources, this graphic uses real-life examples to show the positive outcomes of cooperation at different levels.

Global water resources are represented at the center of the graphic, and five stories are told going in different directions using text, photos, maps, and graphs. Competition is represented in grey, cooperation in color.

Design by Jim Morgan, Graphic Designer at FAO.