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  • E.g., the volume of groundwater consumed, the volume of surface water consumed, etc.
  • E.g., volume of waste by classification (hazardous, non-hazardous, radioactive…), by material constituents (lead, plastic…), or by disposal method (landfill, incineration, recycling…).
  • E.g., volume of waste matter discharges and retained in soil over a given period.
  • E.g., decibels and duration of noise, lumens and duration of light etc. at site of impact.
  • E.g., area of agriculture by type, area of forest plantation by type, area of open cast mine by type, etc.
  • E.g., wetlands, ponds, lakes, streams, rivers or peatland necessary to provide ecosystem services. Could measure of areas of infrastructure necessary for use, such as bridges, dams etc.
  • E.g., area of aquaculture by type, area of seabed mining by type, etc.
  • E.g., volume of minerals extracted, volume of wild caught fish by species, number of wild-caught mammals by species, etc.
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  • E.g., impact on species, ecosystems, habitats or genetic diversity.

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  • E.g., solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biofuel, fossil fuel.
  • E.g., wood fiber, genetic resources, metals, minerals, plant and animal materials.
  • E.g., human or animal food.
  • E.g., Fresh water (ground, surface or rain) or sea water.
  • E.g., flood attenuation, water quality regulation.
  • E.g., employee satisfaction and stress release, sacred sites and indigenous traditions that support company staff or operations.
  • E.g., crop pest control, pollination.
  • E.g., waste assimilation, noise and dust regulation.
  • E.g., nature based recreation, tourism.
  • E.g., information from nature (such as for bio-mimicry).
  • A business dependence on biodiversity may materialize through some of the other dependencies above. Tick this box if you are interested in biodiversity specifically.

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WaterWorld King's College London (applications, data, models), AmbioTEK (software, data, models)

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WaterWorld is a fully distributed, process-based hydrological model that utilises remotely sensed and globally available datasets to support hydrological analysis and decision-making across the globe. It is a policy-support system (PSS) enabling application and scenario analysis by users with little technical or hydrological capacity. It can simulate the current hydrological baseline and the impacts of scenarios for land use or climate change as well as a range of policy interventions for agriculture, land and water management, mining and oil & gas as well as changes in population and demography. The model can be applied at scales from local through global using pre-loaded spatial data for anywhere in the world. Local scale applications are at 1ha resolution, national scale applications are 1km resolution and continental to global applications 10km resolution. It is widely used in ecosystem service assessment and water risk analysis

Applies to Step 05, 06, 07
  • Water use
  • Terrestrial ecosystem use
  • Water pollutants
  • Fresh water ecosystem use
  • Impact on biodiversity
  • Other resource use
  • Regulation of physical environment
  • Experience
  • Water
  • Materials