30 Jan '13, 8am

RELEASE: New Mapping Tool Provides Unprecedented Ability to Assess Water Risk

RELEASE: New Mapping Tool Provides Unprecedented Ability to Assess Water Risk

Aqueduct provides companies with comprehensive, high-resolution picture of water risks worldwide. The World Resources Institute (WRI) today launched a new online tool that maps water risk worldwide based on the most current, highest resolution data available. Companies, investors, and governments can use the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas to see how water stress will affect operations locally and globally, and help prioritize investments that will increase water security. The online tool was developed by WRI, working with founding members of the Aqueduct Alliance , GE and Goldman Sachs, as well as Skoll Global Threats Fund, Shell, Bloomberg, Talisman Energy, Dow, United Technologies (UTC), DuPont, John Deere, Veolia Water, and the Dutch and Swedish governments. The Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas is a customizable global map, based on 12 indicators of physical, regulatory, and reputa...

Full article: http://www.wri.org/press/2013/01/release-new-mapping-tool...

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