Target users are businesses, investors, governments, and communities that use water.
RELEASE YEAR & UPDATES
The Atlas was launched in January 2013 and is updated regularly.
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE
The Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas uses robust data to create high-resolution global maps of water risk that are customizable to meet user needs.
There are three main categories covered by the Atlas: quantity, quality, and regulatory/reputational risk. Each has multiple subcategories of data, using global metrics from literature and compiled by WRI.
SOFTWARE AND DATA INPUT REQUIRE
The Water Risk Atlas operates in the user’s web browser.
Data input requirements are limited to identifying the study area of interest.
The Water Risk Atlas provides overall water risk indices and scores in various subcategories for a particular area of interest.
EXPERTISE & TIME INVESTMENT REQUIRED
Expertise is not required to view maps and understand the data output. However, to fully interpret the technical meaning of the indicators, some knowledge of hydrology would be required.
Minimal time investment is required to generate a meaningful output.