The India Water Tool Version 2 (IWT 2.1) is an easy-to-use, online tool for companies and other users to understand their water-related risks and prioritize actions toward sustainable water management. IWT 2.1 combines data from Indian government agencies and water stress indicators from the World Resources Institute and Columbia Water Centre. IWT 2.1 is an advancement of IWT Version 2.0that allows companies, and other users answer questions like:
- How many of my sites are in over-exploited or critical areas?
- Is my site in an area where the groundwater level is rising or declining?
- What have been are the pre and pos-monsoon ground water levels in my area in the last 8 years?
- Which of my sites are in areas where the concentration of inorganic contaminants (fluoride, chloride, nitrate, iron, electric conductivity, arsenic) in ground water is above permissible limits for drinking water?
- What is the net groundwater availability and projected demand for groundwater in the areas where my sites are located?
- What is the total annual rainfall at my sites?
- What is the annual availability of surface water in the basin in which my site is located?
- How many of my sites are in high risk areas as estimated by water stress indicators?
IWT 2.0 was launched on February 27, 2015. Updates to datasets and minor edits were incorporated to release a Version 2.1 of the India Water Tool on March 30, 2016.
What does it do?
- Allows companies to measure and map water risk associated with their sites to prioritize individual locations for further analysis and site-specific water-management improvements.
- Allows users to access to an easy to use platform for comprehensive water data of water availability, quality, and water stress.
- Upon entering user site location details and water data including source water, water use, and water risk, the tool generates a water inventory containing water risk and indicators.
- Creates key water reporting indicators that can be used to directly report to different corporate disclosure initiatives (GRI, CDP Water, DJSI, Bloomberg and UN CEO Water Mandate).
Who is it for?
Companies and other users operating in India who need to better understand water risks in their operations and that of their supply chains in order to prioritize water management actions.