The list of high water risk regions of the Sustainability Initiative Fruit and Vegetables (SIFAV) forms the basis for the SIFAV Basket of Water Standards that has been developed by SIFAV to promote and mainstream the implementation of Good Water Management Standards in high water risk regions.
The list is based on the water risk filter of WWF. It takes the overall risk score of the central location of each region and includes all regions in the list with a score of 3.0 and higher (high risk and very high risk). The overall risk score is based on WWFs default weighting framework that takes physical risk (quantity and quality), regulatory risk and reputational risk into account. For more information see https://waterriskfilter.panda.org.