Climate change has affected the water cycle in various magnitudes, leading to plenty of water-related hazards and affecting millions of people globally. In large parts of the world, a shortage of water causes major problems, such as food shortages because of droughts. In other places, too much water causes great disturbance due to flooding.
Together with National Societies, 510 analyzes different water-related data to understand climate events and use it as guidance to reduce their impact on people’s lives. Data about water not only relates to mitigating droughts and flooding but also includes Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)-related topics. WASH programs are a combination of hardware elements, such as providing safe water and latrines, and software elements, such as hygiene promotion. The data is gathered for instance on locations of water pumps, water critical infrastructures, and urban WASH and drainage design.