World Resources Institute – Aqueduct
The revised Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas was developed by the WRI and the Aqueduct Alliance (Bloomberg, Dow, DuPont, GE, Goldman Sachs, John Deere, Shell, Skoll Global Threats Fund, Talisman Energy, United Technologies, Veolia Water and the Dutch and Swedish Governments).
The tool is a customisable global map, based on 12 indicators of physical, regulatory and reputational risk. Companies can use the tool to assess how water stress, flooding, access to water and drought can affect their operations. The map can also be tailored specifically for nine water-intense industry sectors: Agriculture; Food and Beverage; Chemicals; Electric Power; Semi Conductor; Oil and Gas; Mining; Construction Materials and Textiles.
The tool allows companies to plot the locations of their facilities, new markets and suppliers etc. and compare those locations to potential exposure to water risk including risks posed by seasonal variability.
For more on this project, click here.
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