By Aaron Reuben, YCELP staff, reviewed by Tien Shiao, World Resources Institute
What to expect when you're expecting climate change? Storms, floods, and water scarcity for starters. The World Resources Institute has teamed up with global business partners to produce a digital, customizable water resource risk map. The "Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas" will allow companies and conservation partners to identify and plan for current and proejcted water stress around the world. The map tool uses sophisticated indicators to arrive at final risk profiles.
Intended Audience: Businesses and Investors
Project by: The World Resources Institute
Issue Addressed: Highlights water related challenges around availability, water quality, uncertainty in regulatory change, public awareness of water, and competition between different water users for businesses with large water needs.