The national water footprint graph

This data visualization allows a rich exploration of the water footprint of continents and countries. The numerous sorting options allow investigations like which continents have a large external outsourced water footprint or which country has the highest water footprint per capita. Additional filters for agriculture, industrial and domestic allow deeper exploration on the areas in which the water is actually spent.

Starting with the brief to create an interactive data visualization within the UN sustainable development goals, we discovered promising data from the water footprint network which where not visualized and thus hard to read. Inspired by the data we created numerous scenarios and designed this tool with a color coding, filters, sorting and single country selection using the D3.js framework to give a lot of possibilities to explore the data.

Link to the data visualisation