Aqueduct is a data platform run by World Resources Institute. It is comprised of tools that help companies, governments, and civil society understand and respond to water risks – such as water stress, variability from season-to-season, pollution, and water access.
Aqueduct uses open-source, peer reviewed data to map water risks such as floods, droughts and stress. Beyond the tools, the Aqueduct team works one-on-one with companies, governments and research partners through the Aqueduct Alliance to help advance best practices in water resource management and enable sustainable growth in a water-constrained world.
Aqueduct tools include:
- Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, which maps and analyzes current and future water risks across locations;
- Aqueduct Country Rankings, which allows decision-makers to understand and compare national and subnational water risks;
- Aqueduct Food, which identifies current and future water risks to agriculture and food security; and
- Aqueduct Floods, which identifies coastal and riverine flood risks, and analyzes the costs and benefits of investing in flood protection.
Aqueduct data is available for download in several formats. The underlying code can be downloaded on GitHub. If you would like to adapt and/or share the data, please provide attribution as dictated by WRI’s Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License.