Explore   -   Introduction


This section contains an array of maps of current and future water risks, country profiles and methodology documentation





Explore maps of different water risks and at different geographical scales from global to local



Explore how different water risks will evolve by 2030 and 2050 under different climate and socio-economic pathway-based scenarios



View, download and compare national and province-level water risks faced today and in the future under different scenarios



Learn about the WWF Water Risk Filter’s risk assessment framework as well as its global and local datasets


Please make sure to first check our PDF Tutorial or Video Tutorial, all FAQs and the Data & Methods. If you still need help, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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We at WWF are happy to partner with companies and financial institutions willing to engage in market transformation. If you are interested to work with us, please get in touch.


Yes, the WWF Water Risk Filter Team can provide support, ranging from advice on the use of the tool to more tailored expert support for partners. 

By partnering with WWF, we can support your organization in better understanding your water risks, provide guidance for your water stewardship strategy and targets and help you implement on-the-ground actions. If you are interested in our tailored expert support, please get in touch.

For basic support, please make sure to first check our tutorial. If you still need help, don’t hesitate to contact us.

The Water Risk Filter framework follows a three-level hierarchy: 

  • 3 risk types: physical, regulatory and reputation risk types.
  • 12 risk categories: each risk type is informed by four risk categories.
  • 32 indicators: multiple indicators inform the different risk categories.

The 32 indicators are based predominantly on freely available external, peer-reviewed datasets. These indicators are reviewed and updated (either with new data or with a new indicator) annually, drawing upon the latest research and best available data. 

For more information, please check the latest methodology documentation available on the Data & Methods page.

The WWF Water Risk Filter scenarios are based on the combination of the most relevant climate scenarios (IPCC Representative Concentration Pathways – RCP) and socio-economic scenarios (IIASA Shared Socioeconomic Pathways – SSP). Accordingly, Water Risk Filter scenarios for 2030 and 2050 contain three different pathways:

  • Optimistic: RCP2.6 - 4.5 & SSP1
  • Current trend: RCP4.5 - 6.0 & SSP2
  • Pessimistic: RCP6.0 - 8.5 & SSP3

To develop scenarios of water risks, WWF collaborated with multiple research groups to integrate the best available projected datasets on different water risk aspects. Each scenario is derived from the Water Risk Filter basin risk data in the year 2020 (baseline), added with projected changes from the best available projected dataset.

For more information, please check the latest methodology documentation available on the Data & Methods page.

You can download the Water Risk Filter basin risk scores and ranking at a country and province level on the Country Profiles page as an excel file. 

We are currently in the process of exploring the development of API services to be able to share our data directly with other web platforms. If you are interested in getting access to our future API service, please get in touch.