Tag: Water Risk

Ceres Maps Analyze Drought and Ground Water Depletion in Shale Development Areas

With hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling on the rise  in the United States, many regions have become at risk for water availability. To help highlight these areas, Blue Raster created a series of Hydraulic Fracturing & Water Stress maps for Ceres using Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop software and Adobe Photoshop. Through these maps, users can view eight regions of intense shale development…  Read More

WRI: New Agricultural Exposure to Water Stress map

Blue Raster recently worked with the World Resources Institute (WRI) to build the Agricultural Exposure to Water Stress interactive map which highlights the intersection between 20 commodity crops, from coffee to cocoa to oranges, with different levels of baseline water stress. WRI describes water stress as “the ratio of total water withdrawals to the available…  Read More


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