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Global Forest Watch (GFW) Water

Developer or Source: World Resources Institute (WRI)

GFW Water is a global mapping tool that examines how threats to natural infrastructure affect water security throughout the world. GWF Water helps users quickly and easily map watersheds, which are increasingly affected by upstream deforestation, fire, and erosion. GFW Water can help identify cost-effective, natural infrastructure solutions for investing in watersheds such as landscape restoration, which helps solve complex water challenges such as drought, flooding, and water pollution.

Region: Global
Sectors and Topics: Ecosystem Adaptation, Forestry and Land Use, Oceans and Coasts, Water
Scale: Sub-national
Expertise Level: Generalist
Cost: No
Inputs Needed: Location of interest
Outputs Provided: Forest-related statistics and risk scores for major watersheds (e.g. watershed area tree cover area watershed risk) Location-specific risks to water security and a plan for action including preventative measures and case studies of areas which have dealt with similar issues
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Other
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