World Resources Institute: Aqueduct

Justin Toupin

Measuring, mapping, and understanding water risks around the globe

Last week we helped the nonprofit World Resources Institute (WRI) launch Aqueduct, an online tool for mapping the state of fresh water around the world. Called "A One-Stop Shop for Water Worries" by blogger Rachel Nuwer, Aqueduct provides in-depth analysis tools for one of the most critical strategic resources of our time: water.

The launch was met with near-immediate coverage from, The Guardian, and others. We're thrilled to see the project so well-received, and owe a huge thank you to WRI for the opportunity to be a part of this project. Congrats to everyone involved - the Aqueduct team, BlueRaster, and iSciences.

Our work included information architecture, design, and development for the website. The interactive map and visualization tools were created by BlueRaster in collaboration with the Aqueduct team and iScience. For our part, this launch marks the first public stage of an ongoing engagement to help re-envision the future of WRI's interactive properties. We're thrilled with the result and very much looking forward to what lies ahead.

Learn more about the project at

About the Author

Justin is CEO and founding partner at Aten. He started the company back in 2000 with a passion for technology and communications, a desire to do meaningful work, and an aspiration to help build a place where people love what they do.

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