"Municipalities as integrators and coordinators
in adaptation to climate change"
Water is related to many risks that can have a profound impact on the development of a municipality or company. Moreover, these risks are increasing as a result of climate change.
The WWF Hungary Foundation’s Water Risk Filter (launched in 2012) is a practical online tool (https://waterriskfilter.panda.org/) to help local governments, businesses, and water users to easily assess and evaluate potential water risks.
In the LIFE-MICACC project, the Water Risk Filter was filled with Hungarian data in addition to the global databases to help municipalities find water risks in the catchment areas of their interest. The high-resolution Hungarian databases also show spatial differences, such as the differences between the Transdanubian region and the Great Plain, which the global map cannot show.
The Water Risk Calculator will also help to start a dialogue between municipalities and companies operating in their areas with higher water risks on common environmental challenges and possible adaptation measures.
An online guide to the Water Risk Filter has been produced in English and is available below: https://vizkockazat.wwf.hu/