Hydric Stress in China
- BWS is a measurement of the level of competition & depletion of available water; high value = more competition
- Main distinction: BWS-China uses detailed data from govt sources vs BWS-Global which uses country data
- BWS-China shows less stress in downstream areas of Yellow River but higher stress in mouth areas of YangtzeThe World Resources Institute (WRI)’s Aqueduct Baseline Water Stress (“BWS-Global”) indicator, a central component of Aqueduct’s Water Risk Atlas, provides an overview of the total demand for surface water across sectors and the available annual renewable surface water supply in a given place.
BWS-China: WRI’s New Water Stress Map