global water risk Articles

  • Aqueduct Metadata Document: Mekong River Basin Study

    Prior to the creation of the global Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, indicators were developed and tested in a number of river basins worldwide. The results of the Mekong River Basin Study helped inform and shape the global Aqueduct Water Risk Framework. The Mekong River Basin study contains 14 indicators of water quantity, water variability, water quality, public awareness of water issues, access to ...

  • Assessing global water risks and source water vulnerabilities case study

    Challenge: One of the largest multinational beer, wine and spirits companies in the world, and a widely regarded global leader in sustainability, retained Antea Group's Global Corporate Consultancy team to assess localized water stress conditions throughout its global operations. The company wanted a prioritization of local risks against the best available internal and external data. ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Feeding Ourselves Thirsty: How the Food Sector is Managing Global Water Risks

    In Feeding Ourselves Thirsty, Ceres takes a closer look at how the food sector is managing water risk. The report evaluates publicly available information on the water use, stewardship and policies of 37 major food sector companies in four industries: packaged food, beverage, meat and agricultural products. The report examines how water risks affect the profitability and competitive positioning ...


    By Ceres

  • Aqueduct Informs AU Optronics Corporate Water Strategy

    The World Resources Institute (WRI) Markets and Enterprise Program conducted a global geographic water risk assessment with multinational electronics manufacturer AU Optronics (AUO). WRI plotted AUO’s fabrication plants worldwide on global maps of water risk using Aqueduct’s Water ...

  • Entrepreneurs in Mexico city turn water risk into opportunity

    This story is part of the “Aqueduct Sneak Peek” series. Aqueduct Sneak Peek provides an early look at how various stakeholders can use Aqueduct’s updated global water risk maps, which will be released in January 2013. Read more posts in ...

  • AU optronics uses aqueduct maps to assess water risk

    This post is part of a series on World Water Week, an annual event designed to draw attention to and discuss global water issues. Read more posts in this series. This piece was co-authored by Keith Liao, Senior Engineer with the AU Optronics Corporate ...

  • 5 Sobering realities about global water security

    Some people say that water is the oil of the 21st Century. If only water were that simple. Water is very complicated. It’s affected by large-scale issues like climate change and globalization. International commerce moves virtual water (the water it takes to grow or produce a product) from ...

  • Aqueduct Metadata Document: Orange-Senqu River Basin Study

    Prior to the creation of the global Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, indicators (Table 1) were developed and tested in a number of river basins worldwide. The results of these basin studies helped inform and shape the global Aqueduct Water Risk Framework. Complete guidelines and processes for indicator selection, data collection, calculations, and mapping techniques are described fully in the Aqueduct ...

  • Aqueduct Metadata Document: Yellow River Basin Study

    Prior to the creation of the global Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas indicators (Table 1) were developed and tested in a number of river basins worldwide. The results of these Basin Studies helped inform and shape the global Aqueduct Water Risk Framework. Complete guidelines and processes for indicator selection, data collection, calculations, and mapping techniques are described in the Aqueduct Water ...

  • Aqueduct Metadata Document: Yangtze River Basin Study

    Prior to the creation of the global Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, indicators (Table 1) were developed and tested in a number of river basins worldwide. The results of these Basin Studies helped inform and shape the global Aqueduct Water Risk Framework. Complete guidelines and processes for indicator selection, data collection, calculations, and mapping techniques are described in the Aqueduct Water ...

  • Aqueduct Metadata Document: Colorado River Basin Study

    Prior to the creation of the global Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, water risk indicators (Table 1) were developed and tested in a number of river basins worldwide. The results of these basin studies helped inform and shape the global Aqueduct Water Risk Framework. Complete guidelines and processes for indicator selection, data collection, calculations, and mapping techniques are described in the ...

  • Managing the Earth from Space: Satellite and sensing technology in water management

    Approximately 200 miles above the Earth’s surface, two satellites circle the planet, always between 106 and 193 miles apart. But while these twins—called Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE)—live in space, they’re providing invaluable assistance in managing natural resources on the ground. GRACE has created a unique picture of ...

  • Step-by-Step guidance on corporate water disclosure

    Investors need to understand a wide variety of business and market risks facing the companies in which they invest. In the 21st century, that includes water risks. An increasing number of companies are experiencing detrimental water-related business impacts, including operational or supply chain ...

  • Why businesses must focus on climate change mitigation and adaptation

    More and more companies are recognizing and reporting on actions they’re taking to “mitigate” climate change, reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through energy efficiency, renewable power, and cleaner vehicles. Now, businesses are finding they’ll also ...

  • Aqueduct Water Risk Framework

    Awareness around the physical, regulatory and reputational water risks to companies and their investors is on the rise; and robust, comparable and comprehensive data is needed to help assess these water-related risks. In response to this demand, the World Resources Institute (WRI) Markets and Enterprise Program developed the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, a comprehensive and publicly available global ...

  • Multinationals Need to Take Notice and Take Action on Water Risk Data

    New research from the World Resources Institute scores water-related risks facing 180 countries and 100 river basins. This is the first national-level data of its kind, evaluating competition for available ...

  • Aqueduct Global Maps 2.0

    Executive Summary This document describes the specific characteristics of the indicator data and calculations for the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas Global Maps. Complete guidelines and processes for data collection, calculations, and mapping techniques are described fully in the Aqueduct Water Risk Framework.1 The Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas makes use of a Water Risk Framework (Figure 1), that includes ...

  • Forest Fires, Water Security, and China’s Sustainability Challenges: WRI’s 11 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2013

    From U.S. climate action to growing global water risks, 2013 brought its share of highs and lows for the environment and development. WRI’s experts responded to these events with their own commentary, research, and analysis—and it’s clear that our readers were paying attention. Check out a handful of WRI’s most popular blog posts of 2013: 1. ...

  • Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability & Business Risks

    This report analyzes water availability across all potentially commercial shale resources worldwide.It also reveals that water availability could limit shale resource development on every continent except Antarctica. Shale resources are unevenly distributed worldwide and, for the most part, not located where freshwater is abundant. For example, China, Mexico, and South Africa have some of the ...

  • Water risk to business is no small drip

    At the World Economic Forum in Davos two weeks ago, I was struck by how often the issue of water risk was raised by business executives. As the global economic turmoil is receding, many CEOs and global leaders are turning to other threats—and water is high on the list. For the second year in a row, water crises were named among the ...

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