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AWS's Path to Water Positive by 2030: Measuring the Impact of Water Stewardship Projects with Waterplan

AWS's Path to Water Positive by 2030: Measuring the Impact of Water Stewardship Projects with Waterplan

AWS's Path to Water Positive by 2030: Measuring the Impact of Water Stewardship Projects with Waterplan

"They’ve got tools that help us on that water risk assessment side. What are the critical issues in that basin? Whom should we be engaging with? How should we be thinking about the water challenges? It really aligns well with what we do"

"They’ve got tools that help us on that water risk assessment side. What are the critical issues in that basin? Whom should we be engaging with? How should we be thinking about the water challenges? It really aligns well with what we do"

"They’ve got tools that help us on that water risk assessment side. What are the critical issues in that basin? Whom should we be engaging with? How should we be thinking about the water challenges? It really aligns well with what we do"

Will Hewes

Global Lead, Water Sustainability, AWS

At a glance

By leveraging Waterplan's data platform and proprietary risk framework, Amazon Web Services (AWS) could efficiently access high-resolution local water risk data and identify the most impactful and appropriate water stewardship projects in the EBRO basin in Spain, where sourcing fundable projects and implementing partners had previously been challenging and time-consuming. Waterplan also helped monitor the impact of the Salesopolis project in Brazil, which aimed to improve water supply in the region.

The challenge

Ensuring sustainable water use towards achieving public commitments

AWS made a public commitment to become Water Positive by 2030. Ensuring sustainable water use and reaching their public commitment to become Water Positive by 2030 presented a challenge for AWS. Finding and monitoring the most impactful water replenishment projects is particularly difficult in locations with limited access to high-resolution local water risk data, complex stakeholder communication, and a challenging sourcing process for implementing partners and fundable projects. Waterplan provided a solution by leveraging its platform and proprietary risk framework to efficiently identify the most appropriate water stewardship projects and help AWS progress toward its sustainability goals.

The solution

All-in-one SaaS platform for data management and partner sourcing, progress tracking, and comprehensive reporting.

Waterplan developed a platform to provide high-resolution, constantly updated water risk data for each location through a proprietary risk framework implementing a combination of remote sensing, hydrologic modeling, machine learning, local data, and automated media analysis. 

Based on that high-resolution physical, regulatory, and reputational water risk data, Waterplan is able, at a fraction of the cost, to source highly relevant implementing partners capable of developing the most impactful and appropriate water stewardship projects.

The results

All-in-one SaaS platform for data management and partner sourcing, progress tracking, and comprehensive reporting.

Waterplan developed a platform to provide high-resolution, constantly updated water risk data for each location through a proprietary risk framework implementing a combination of remote sensing, hydrologic modeling, machine learning, local data, and automated media analysis.

Based on that high-resolution physical, regulatory, and reputational water risk data, Waterplan is able, at a fraction of the cost, to source highly relevant implementing partners capable of developing the most impactful and appropriate water stewardship projects.



Benefits

  1. Risk monitoring: Ongoing surveillance of the physical, infrastructure, regulatory, and reputational risks to determine whether they have materialized or new risks have emerged.

  2. Implementing partners: Based on that high-resolution physical, regulatory, and reputational water risk data, Waterplan is able, at a fraction of the cost, to source highly relevant implementing partners capable of developing the most impactful and appropriate water stewardship projects.

  3. Manage Projects and Monitoring Progress: With Waterplan AWS can monitor and manage different projects all in one place, understanding their benefits, co-benefits, and timelines. Waterplan monitors the project's progress monthly and creates instant reports to share internally and externally.


About the company

Amazon Web Services provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments on a metered, pay-as-you-go basis. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world's most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally.


Commitment to water: “At AWS, we know water is a precious resource. We are committed to being water positive by 2030 and making more water available to the communities where we operate. Our efforts to conserve and reuse water are happening across our on-site operations and in communities where we operate by working with nonprofit and public partners to support water availability”

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