Sources

Growing Blue Tool

Global Maps

Map Name KPI Source
Water Stress Level Water Stress Level IFPRI
Sustainability Groundwater Withdrawal as Percentage of Recharge Earthtrends (Worldbank)
Variability WASP Index (12 months) Int’l Research Institute for Climate & Society – Columbia University
Quality Proportion of Population NOT Using Improved Sanitation Facilities WHO / UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme
Water Use – Municipal Municipal Water Withdrawal Per Capita Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) – Aquastat / United Nations
Water Use – Agriculture Net Virtual-Water Import Due to Trade in Crops The Water Footprint Network
Water Use – Industrial Net Virtual-Water Import Due to Trade of Industrial Goods The Water Footprint Network

 

US Maps

Map Name KPI Source
Water Stress Level Water Stress Index Pfister et al., 2009
Sustainability Available Precipitation 2005 National Resources Defense Council
Variability Projected Available Precipitation Change (2005-2050) National Resources Defense Council
Quality % of People Affected by Violations EPA
Water Use – Municipal Municipal Water Withdrawal Per Capita USGS
Water Use – Agriculture Agriculture Freshwater Withdrawal USGS
Water Use – Industrial Industrial Freshwater Withdrawal USGS

 

State Level Data

Population growth 2009-2010 US Census
GDP / drop US Census
Available precipitation 2005 National Resources Defense Council
Total water withdrawal USGS
Number of impaired waters EPA
People affected by public water systems quality violations EPA
Municipal water withdrawal USGS
Industrial freshwater withdrawal USGS
Thermoelectrial power freshwater withdrawal USGS
Agriculture freshwater withdrawal USGS
“Ageing of infrastructure” Depreciation / Total non current assets Global Water Intelligence
Water Impact Index Veolia