Launched in 2012, the Water Risk Filter is a practical online tool that helps companies and investors assess and respond to water-related risks facing their operations and investments across the globe. Developed by WWF and the German finance institution DEG, the Water Risk Filter has become a leading and trusted source of water risk data for thousands of users – from multinational corporations and SMEs to financial institutions – which have used it to evaluate hundreds of thousands of specific sites. After a major upgrade in 2018 and a wealth of new functions, the Water Risk Filter 5.0 enables companies and investors to Explore, Assess, Value and Respond to water risks. Lately, the Water Risk Filter provides scenarios of water risks for 2030 and 2050, integrating climate and socio-economic changes in three different pathways.
Alexis leads WWF's global efforts on water stewardship. In addition to supporting teams around the world, this role includes oversight on the Water Risk Filter, leading Alliance for Water Stewardship engagement on behalf of WWF, supporting WWF's freshwater work on standards & certification, guiding thinking on the value of water, and developing the concept of Science-Based Water Targets.
Ariane is the Water Risk Filter Project Manager. She is responsible for overseeing the ongoing evolution and implementation of the Water Risk Filter strategy. She leads on the engagement with investor and corporate users of the tool in collaboration with the wider WWF network.
Rafael is responsible for the maintenance and ongoing technological developments of the tool. Rafael guarantees that the Water Risk Filter applies the best available data and technologies for water risk assessment, and makes the bridge between science and the project.
Rylan is the Senior Water Stewardship Manager within the Water Stewardship Hub and primarily supports WWF teams and WWF corporate partnerships within integrating the Water Risk Filter into water stewardship work. He also supports the Water Risk Filter team in developing bespoke add-ons for the Water Risk Filter such as the new Respond section within the tool.
Isabel is the Water Risk Filter Officer; she is responsible for managing and delivering corporate partnership risk assessments. She also provides technical support to day-to-day user requests and to WWF's Freshwater work.