Know your watershed. Identify water risks. Plan for action. WRI developed Global Forest Watch Water—a publicly available global database and interactive mapping tool—to put decision-relevant information about watersheds conditions, threats to watershed health, and natural infrastructure solutions at the fingertips of anyone around the world with internet access. GFW Water incorporates the best and most up-to-date data and models, WRI’s existing data assets, and extensive networks of experts and partner institutions, to map forests and water risks worldwide.
WRI leverages the data and models behind GFW Water to provide tailored spatial modeling and analysis for government agencies, businesses, and finance institutions. With this critical information, decision-makers can understand watershed risks and develop pipelines of natural infrastructure investment opportunities. We also work with hydrologists and academic institutions to conduct high-resolution spatial modeling to identify the location and type of natural infrastructure interventions within watersheds that will yield the greatest benefits.