The Water Risk Filter by WWF
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Nexus Tools // The Water Risk Filter by WWF

The Water Risk Filter - developed by World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) in collaboration with German development bank Deutsche Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG) - is a free, online tool that allows investors and companies from all industry sectors to assess and quantify water-related risks across the globe.

The Filter's risk assessment is based on a company's geographic location (basin-related risks) and impact (company-specific risk). The Filter translates the most up-to-date underlying data sets, including the newest Water Footprint Network (WFN) scarcity data, into risk metrics. The results can be displayed on the company-wide/portfolio level as well as on a facility level. They can also be used to provide all information needed for companies to complete the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) questionnaire.

The Water Risk Filter contains five main areas:

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Quick View

Enables the user to conduct a high-level assessment of a facility's basin-related and company-related risks based on GPS location and industry

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Full Assessment

Contains a tailored questionnaire for conducting a more thorough and detailed assessment of a facility's specific basin-related and facility-related water risk and a summary of the risk exposure for all of a company's facilities.

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Maps

Enables the user to choose from various map overlays, such as water scarcity, biodiversity, and climate change, as well as country water profiles

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Mitigation

Provides information concerning potential response to risk and includes a full set of references and support materials as well as links to relevant case studies based on publicly available examples

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Knowledge Base

Provides access to supporting information about water stewardship initiatives, browse a list of key publications, and access a complete country profile database.

The Filter is designed for the non-water expert user and contains highly-detailed data sets for 231 countries and territories. Companies with limited company and watershed data can still use the tool to develop a more nuanced understanding of their water-related risks.

More information: {http://ceowatermandate.org/water-assessment-tools-methods/what-tools-are-available/wwfdeg-water-risk-filter/|WWF website}

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