The map layer shows the forecast water stress (proportion of annual water removal in relation to the total water availability annually) for the year 2040.
Example: How to read the map:
Assuming a business-as-usual scenario, a water stress rate of 83.48 per cent is forecast for Algeria for the year 2040.
WRI (World Resource Institute)
The World Resource Institute (WRI) is a global research organization based in Washington, DC (United States) and also has offices in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and Europe.
More than 450 staff work closely with political decision-makers to implement their ideas of an economic system that preserves and maintains resources. The range of projects goes from sustainable traffic concepts via pragmatic solutions for reducing CO2 to sustainable water management. As part of the Aqueduct project, the WRI also publishes indices on the current and forecast scarcity of water.