Friday, September 02, 2016
Global Forest Watch Water
This week Global Forest Watch launched a new interactive map to monitor the health of watersheds around the world. Global Forest Watch is a global forest monitoring network, designed to map the world's forest coverage and loss.
The new Global Forest Watch Water map also allows you to identify threats to watershed health anywhere in the world. If you click on the map you can view a watershed summary for the selected location based on local risks to the watershed, such as forest loss, erosion and fire. You can view a watershed risk summary for the selected location and click through to read a full report.
You can an add an overlay to the map to view wetlands and water-bodies. You can also add a number of overlays which visualize possible watershed risks, for example tree cover loss, erosion and baseline water stress.