Betsy Otto’s Thirst for Data

Five years after her Loeb year Betsy Otto (LF 2007) has left her role in river advocacy for something with a more global reach. As aqueduct director at the World Resources Institute, Otto has been working on a global water risk mapping effort called Aqueduct and educating the world about it.  Last week saw the launch of new maps and data that have been a year in the works, and the new online tool is getting welcome attention.

Read Otto’s blog summarizing some of the early findings from Aqueduct, and read some of the recent news stories:
New York TimesA One-Stop Shop for Water Worries
Fast CompanyAn Incredibly Detailed Map Shows The Potential Of Global Water Risks
Reuters: http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/new-interactive-web-atlas-helps-pinpoint-water-risk-hotspots

Maps courtesy of World Resources Institute

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