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What is Waterproof App?

Who is it for?

System Functionality

What are the current capabilities?

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The WaterProof tool allows the user to select a location anywhere in the world and receive a portfolio of recommended actions for given water security challenges, and a high-level ROI based on implementation costs and savings in water treatment.

The tool is available for free and open source, with a transparent methodology and metadata.

The key features of the platform include:

Some of the critical results provided to users include:

Some of the critical results provided to users include:

  • Intuitive web-based interface that is relevant to a wide range of potential audiences
  • Configuration of the infrastructure established to provide water from a basin
  • The user can start an ROI calculation by simply entering their location of interest through the activity portfolios settings
  • User ability to perform a more refined calculation by entering local information
  • Integration of the impacts of climate change on water security and the calculation of ROI over time.
  • Cloud computing, all models will run in the cloud
  • There are no spatial limitations, Waterproof works for all macro-basins in the world.
  • Initial language versions in English and Spanish
  • Some of the critical results provided to users include:

  • Summary of basin characteristics
  • Mapping SbN's Recommended Portfolios
  • Clear indication of costs and spatial coverage of NBS interventions
  • Implementation progress, costs, and ROI plotted over time 
  • Estimation of co-benefits for each equity portfolio (such as carbon) 
  • Links to resources to take steps to advance a NBS program or project

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What is an analysis?

What information does the analysis work with?

What currency do I use to record costs in the system?

Can I only create an analysis with Water Treatment Plants?

Who can see my analysis and results?

Under what scenarios does the system model?

Can I run the models independently?


What are water funds?

What are nature-based solutions?

What models does Waterproof App work with?

Nature Based Solution

¿What are Nature based Solution (NBS)?