Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The Water Risk Atlas
The World Resources Institute has released a new interactive map to visualize where and how water risks are emerging across the globe. Aqueduct allows you to explore 12 key indicators of water risk to highlight where water scarcity and water issues are, or could be, a problem in countries around the world.
The 12 key indicators can be accessed from the map side panel. You can select any of the indicators to view a choropleth map layer showing the risks around the world for each water risk indicator. The indicators include risks such as access to water, drought severity and groundwater stress.
You can learn more about the water risks facing a particluar area by clicking on the interactive map. Selecting a location on the map will open an information window containing a breakdown of the water risks faced by your chosen location. This information includes a rating of the overall water risk and the projected risks for the area selected.