by Eliot Metzger, Paul Reig, William Hua Wen, Robert Samuel Young and Brandon Owens - January 2016
Water scarcity challenges industries around the world. Global population growth and economic development suggest a future of increased demand, competition, and cost for limited freshwater supplies. Scarcer water, in turn, creates new challenges for energy supply because coal, oil, gas, and...
by Tianyi Luo, Robert Samuel Young and Paul Reig - August 2015
Decision-makers need future projections on water supply and demand. However, most of these decision-makers operate at the administrative or political scales, and therefore require country-level projections.
This technical note utilized a spatial aggregation methodology to bring sub-...
by Francis Gassert, Matt Luck, Research Scientist, ISciences LLC and Matt Landis Research Scientist, ISciences LLC - June 2015
The Aqueduct Water Stress Projections include indicators of change in water supply, water demand, water stress, and seasonal variability, projected for the coming decades under scenarios of climate and economic growth.
Constructing Decision-Relevant Global Water Risk Indicatorsby Francis Gassert, Paul Reig, Tien Shiao, Matt Luck, Research Scientist, ISciences LLC and Matt Landis Research Scientist, ISciences LLC - April 2015
This working paper explains the methodology used to generate the hydrological metrics and indicators in the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas. For a detailed list of data sources, see the Aqueduct Global Maps 2.1 Metadata Document.
by Francis Gassert, Paul Reig, Tien Shiao, Matt Landis, Research Scientist, ISciences, LLC and Matt Luck, Research Scientist, ISciences, LLC - April 2015
This working paper updates the 2013 Aqueduct Global Maps 2.0 Metadata Document.
It describes the data sources and calculations for the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas Global Maps. Complete guidelines and...
by Deborah Seligsohn, William Hua Wen, Craig Hanson and Kejun Jiang - March 2015
China’s power sector is its largest source of greenhouse gas emissions and also its biggest industrial water user.
This issue brief includes a Water–Climate Impacts Bubble Chart to help decision-makers better understand the trade-offs between water use, climate impacts, and capital...
by Tien Shiao, Tianyi Luo, Deepa Maggo, Emma Loizeaux and Chris Carson - February 2015
This technical note describes the specifics of the indicator data and calculations underpinning the India Water Tool 2.0 (IWT).
The IWT 2.0 allows companies, government agencies, and other users identify their water risks, prioritize their water management actions, plan for sustainable...
by Paul Reig, Tianyi Luo and Jonathan N. Proctor - September 2014
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.
A Weighted Aggregation of Spatially Distinct Hydrological Indicatorsby Francis Gassert, Paul Reig, Tianyi Luo and Andrew Maddocks - December 2013
More and more countries around the world face high levels of water stress, but measuring and communicating that stress consistently is challenging. This paper ranks countries and river basins worldwide based on their exposure water-related risks. Specifically, it provides national and basin-...
by Francis Gassert, Tianyi Luo, Tien Shiao and Matt Luck - February 2013
The Yellow River Basin (YRB) Study provides details of the data, sources, methodology, and maps for 14 water-related indicators across the Yellow River Basin in China. The YRB Study is primarily designed for research organizations for analysis and research purposes.