User Guide

The Water Risk Monetizer is an easy-to-use global tool to help businesses around the world assess water-related risks in financial terms based on readily available information about current water use and production projections at individual facility and enterprise levels.

The Water Risk Monetizer is an easy-to-use global tool to help businesses around the world assess water-related risks in financial terms based on readily available information about current water use and production projections at individual facility and enterprise levels.

Use the Water Risk Monetizer to calculate:

  • Incoming water risks: monetary value of the impacts of incoming water use on human health and ecosystems and the future costs of incoming water treatment
  • Outgoing water risk: monetary value of the impacts of outgoing water pollution on human health and ecosystems and the future costs of water treatment
  • Potential revenue at risk: monetary value of the impacts of water availability based on water required to do business

Using the Water Risk Monetizer is simple and secure

This short video shows you how it works.

Get started

  1. Create a user profile
  2. Agree to the disclaimer and privacy policy to log in to the tool
  3. Enter information for as many facilities (existing or potential) as desired
  4. Click “Batch Upload” for instructions on entering data for multiple facilities
  5. Check “Drought Scenario” if the city is experiencing a drought
  6. Assign facilities to folders, as desired
  7. Review monetized incoming and outgoing risk information for each facility listed on the Dashboard
  8. Assess enterprise risk profile using the Risk Analysis tool
  9. Prioritize and determine actions based on risk analysis provided by the Risk Analysis
  10. Download data to an Excel file or PDF document
  11. Use Water Risk Monetizer data to factor water risk into business decisions that can reduce the potential impact of water-related risks and enable growth

“The Water Risk Monetizer is a forward-thinking tool that helps businesses address the water scarcity and water quality challenges of the future. The tool provides valuable information to drive informed, long-term business strategy for companies that rely on freshwater resources. Applying principles of water risk assessment to investment decisions will help ensure that companies are ahead of the curve.” 

—Marianne Balfe, Director of Energy and Environmental Sustainability, the Americas, Marriott International

How to use the information provided by the Water Risk Monetizer

The information provided by the Water Risk Monetizer can be used to help businesses around the world better understand water risks and the potential cost implications of water quantity and quality at a particular facility. The data provides valuable information to help assess different business models, determine how water costs or scarcity may affect growth plans and help inform business goals.

See Take Action section for additional guidance.

Additional Information

For more information about the Water Risk Monetizer, including methodology, valuing water or valuing water-related business risks in business operations and supply chains, please complete the Contact form.