Global Forest Watch (GFW) Water

Sectors and Themes
Forestry and Other Land Use
Nature-based Solutions and Ecosystem Services
Oceans and Coasts
Expertise Level

Metadata Document describing underlying science and methodology:…

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
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.

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