Input data (WaterGAP)

Input data for the calculation of the AWARE factors was obtained from the WaterGAP model, as described in:

Reference to underlying global hydrology model:
Müller Schmied, H., Eisner, S., Franz, D., Wattenbach, M., Portmann, F. T., Flörke, M., and Döll, P. (2014): Sensitivity of simulated global-scale freshwater fluxes and storages to input data, hydrological model structure, human water use and calibration, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 3511-3538,

Reference to underlying global water use model:
Martina Flörke, Ellen Kynast, Ilona Bärlund, Stephanie Eisner, Florian Wimmer, Joseph Alcamo (2013): Domestic and industrial water uses of the past 60 years as a mirror of socio-economic development: A global simulation study, Global Environmental Change, Volume 23, Issue 1, February 2013, Pages 144-156, ISSN 0959-3780,

The data provided can be downloaded here:

The data are provided on river basin level, with the World’s largest 34 river basins being divided into sub-basins. Water uses were summed for each (sub-)basin, river availability is provided for the most downstream cell of each (sub-)basin