a global mapping tool that examines how threats to natural infrastructure affect water security throughout the world.
GFW Water helps users quickly and easily map watersheds, areas of land where all of the water drains to a common outlet such as a river, 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.
With GFW Water you can:
- Access spatial data sets, forest-related statistics and risk scores for all 230 major watersheds around the world.
- Gather data, explore trends and gain insights about regional opportunities to enhance water security and bolster economic development.
- Drop a pin anywhere on the map to reveal the risks to water security, then connect these risks to resources on improving water security using natural infrastructure approaches.
- Use data to support your projects and find the information you need to advance your research or campaigns to protect watersheds.
Learn more about GFW Water tools and global findings:
- Read the blog, “Watersheds Lost Up to 22% of Their Forests in 14 Years. Here’s How it Affects Your Water Supply.”
- Visit the website at water.globalforestwatch.org.
- Examine the Global Forest Watch Water Metadata Document.
Learn more: Global Forest Watch Water