Aqueduct Global Flood Analyzer
The Analyzer enables users to estimate current flood risk for a specific geographic unit, taking into account existing local flood protection levels. It also allows users to project future flood risk with three climate and socio-economic change scenarios. These estimates can help decision makers quantify and monetize flood damage in cost-benefit analyses when evaluating and financing risk mitigation and climate adaptation projects.
Additionally, the analyzer identifies the future change in flood risk driven specifically by climate change and socio-economic development, which helps decision makers identify the drivers of future change and prioritize development focuses accordingly for strategic planning.
The Aqueduct Global Flood Analyzer has been developed by a consortium of the American World Resources Institute (WRI), together with Deltares, VU University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.
To launch the web-based tool, click here.