Customer: WWF - World Wide Fund for Nature - Water Risk Filter (WRF) team.

Objective: To develop a high resolution dataset on physical, regulatory and reputational Water Risks for all sub-basins in Spain and Europe to be incorporated in the WWF Water Risk Filter 6.0, released in November 2021.

How we did it: A data gathering process took place first to collect data for 32 indicators on water scarcity, droughts, climate change, floods, quality, regulatory or reputational risks from official sources like the Spanish Ministry of Environment, River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs), EU climate change Service, EU Joint Research Centre JRC or the WISE Water Framework Directive Database. Description of data sources can be found here. Next step was to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to perform spatial integration of data from different sources to the WWF Water Risk Filter sub-basin delineation. The former sub-basin delineation was the one developed by Hydrosheds at its level 7 and the data was integrated to the sub-basin delineation of Hydrosheds level 12 (more than 5000 sub-basins for Spain and  55000 sub-basins for Europe).

You can access the WWF Water Risk Filter 6.0 here

Online article "Understanding Water Risks" here

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