Available Water Remaining for the United States (AWARE-US) Model

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  • AWARE-US Characterization Factors (1321 kB xlsx)
  • User Guide for AWARE-US Model ( pdf)
Feb 18, 2020

We are pleased to announce public release of the monthly AWARE-US model. AWARE-US builds on the AWARE global model and improves on it by incorporating measured data and refined spatial scale at the U.S. county level. In AWARE-US, water-stress impacts of marginal new water consumption are quantified as a water-scarcity footprint, which is the product of monthly water consumption and monthly county-level water-stress characterization factors (CFs).

The online version of the AWARE-US model provides monthly water stress characterization factors (CFs) for all counties in the continental United States. The online tool provides a General User Interface (GUI) that enables users to custom tailor results based multiple criteria including: Geography (State), County (Name), and Time Period (Annual, Month). Further, the model supports the calculation of regionalized water scarcity footprints, contingent on user provided monthly water consumption data.

Development of AWARE-US public version is supported by of Department of Energy Biotechnology Office (BETO) and Office of Fossil Energy (FE). For questions related to AWARE-US Public, please contact AWARE_US@anl.gov