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Project Name
Where Will The World's Water Conflicts Erupt?
Popular Science

This map displays nearly 2,000 incidents, involving conflict and collaboration alike, over shared river basins from 1990 to 2008.

Project Name
Where Will The World's Water Conflicts Erupt?
Popular Science
Type of Work
Diagrams and Visualizations

This map displays nearly 2,000 incidents, involving conflict and collaboration alike, over shared river basins from 1990 to 2008. The circles in the sidebar compare about 2,200 events—including another 200 disputes over resources other than shared rivers—from the same period.

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Balancing the worlds of art, design, statistics and science, Pitch creates data visualizations and interactive experiences that are showcased across a multitude of mediums for clients who include Facebook, GE, GM, Google, eBay, Esquire, ESPN, MoMA, The McKnight Foundation, Popular Science, PEW Charitable Trust, IBM, Fortune, The Max Planck Institute and many more.

We create visualizations for multi-touch interactive walls, kiosks, smart phones, tablet devices, console games, websites, stand-alone applications, museum exhibits, projections, textiles and print. We have experience in a wide variety of industries including banking, social media, economic, finance, transportation, health, sports, scientific research, advertising, politics and art.

Our innovative and sought-after work is attributable to an out-of-the-box creative process that brings together a small, agile and forward-thinking team from a range of different yet complementary backgrounds. The success of our work is attributed to our multidisciplined talents and our constant focus on high quality and innovation. We help bring complex ideas and information to a broad audience in an engaging and intuitive way.


Wesley Grubbs

Wes founded Pitch Interactive, with over 20 years of experience in the interactive industry. Wes is in charge of technical and creative direction and managing all crucial aspects that define the project scope, client expectations, deliverables and story telling. He holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems and a Bachelor’s degree in International Economics from the University of Arkansas.

Built upon his life experiences, education and his innate interest in the brain and cognition, Wes' work focuses on revealing patterns about human behavior and how our actions impact our surroundings.

Katarina Madrid

Katarina graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with a degree in Fine Art, Fashion Merchandising. During the later part of her undergrad years she studied advertising and journalism. Before joining the Pitch team she worked in marketing and event coordinating for San Francisco non-profits in re-branding annual events. Now with 6+ years working in data visualization on the Pitch team she works as the Project Manager running the studio alongside Wesley Grubbs.

Nick Yahnke

Nick Yahnke is the lead software engineer at Pitch Interactive. He graduated with a degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Nick's responsibilities include development and testing of nearly all projects at Pitch. He loves web technologies and is happy when great work can be showcased through a web browser.

Pei-Yu Lin

Pei-Yu is a Helsinki-based data visualization designer. She enjoys participating in collaborative projects that allow her the opportunities to explore creativity and to meet people. In her early career years, she found a passion for data-driven design and moved to Helsinki to complete her study on Information design at Aalto University. At work, she finds excitement when narrating the data stories and communicating with people from various professions.


  • Activision
  • AirTran
  • AT&T
  • Bloomberg Foundation
  • Boston University
  • Boston Public Schools
  • The City of Montpellier
  • The Climate Institute
  • Dow Jones
  • eBay
  • ESPN
  • Esquire Magazine
  • Facebook
  • Focus Magazine
  • Fortune Magazine
  • Gates Foundation
  • GEO Magazine
  • GE
  • General Motors
  • Google
  • Hearst Magazine
  • IBM
  • Inter-American Dialogue
  • La Panacée
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • Lion Television
  • McGraw-Hill
  • The McKnight Foundation
  • The Nation
  • New York Public Library
  • Nielsen
  • Nike
  • Norfolk Southern
  • The North Face
  • Oracle
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • The PGA
  • Princeton University Press
  • ProPublica
  • Popular Science
  • The Russian Avangard Foundation
  • Save the Redwoods
  • Scientific American
  • Shutterfly
  • SPIN Magazine
  • Time Magazine
  • Twitter
  • University of California, Davis
  • Wall Street Journal
  • WIRED Magazine
  • Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
  • WorldBook
  • World Justice Project
  • YouTube

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