Global Forest Watch (GFW) Water


By Blue Raster LLC

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Platform:

Server

Description:

Global water supply is rapidly becoming a topic that crosses international borders and stretches across watersheds, communities, and livelihoods. Working with the World Resources Institute (WRI), Blue Raster built Global Forest Watch Water (GFW Water). The application allows users to quickly identify risks to clean water in areas of deforestation, forest fires and soil erosion and to identify cost-effective natural infrastructure solutions. This public facing tool provides the means for governments, businesses, financing, institutions, and communities to create a plan for action that is educated, sustainable, and effective. The World Resources Institute is partnering with civil-society organizations to support on-the-ground results, using GFW Water information to help them secure clean water supplies. GFW Water leverages the Esri ArcGIS API for JavaScript and ArcGIS Image Extension for Server for its advanced mapping capabilities and the ability to produce on-the-fly analysis for selected water features. The full reports include risk scores for forest loss, erosion, fires, and baseline water stress, as well as number of water intake locations, the presence of dams, and more. The application incorporates the Esri Hydrology Service, which allows for upstream analysis as a user specifies a point placed on a map. ReactJS and Highcharts are used for enhanced user interface features including the incorporation of animated charts and graphs.

Industries:

Agriculture, Archaeological & Historic Preservation, Architecture, Engineering & Construction, Atmospheric, Community Development, Conservation, Demographics, Education, Elections, Electric & Gas, Entertainment & Leisure, Environmental Management, Fish & Game, Forestry, Foundations & Associations, GIS, Geologic, Health & Human Services, Highways & Roads, Humanitarian, Insurance, Land Records, Libraries & Museums, Manufacturing, Map, Chart & Data Production, Marine, Media, Mining, Parks & Recreation, Petroleum, Public Administration & Policy, Public Engineering, Public Safety, Public Transit, Public Works, Real Estate, Research Organizations, Water Resources, Water, Wastewater & Stormwater

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