This edition of CCBJ focuses on water supply and water quality challenges in the context of climate change, and how water utilities and water users are working with consulting engineers, technology providers and others for short- and long-term solutions to address current problems and plan for possible scenarios.
For water utilities climate change is a “threat multiplier” for staff and consultants already coping with drought, sea level rise, coastal aquifer intrusion and new water quality challenges. The market for climate risk assessments and planning is small but growing, and new technology and infrastructure finance mechanisms are seen as key.
Table of Contents
01.Overview: Stressed water utilities begin to grapple with climate change.pg 1
02.Climate change’s impact on water quality.pg 10
03.Drought and population growth drive solutions to water shortages in Texas.pg 15
04.Market for Smart Water tech and systems ramps up.pg 20
05.Growing importance of corporate water strategies.pg 24
06.Florida water managers add climate change to long list of challenges.pg 28
07.California begins tackling epic water shortage.pg 33
08.Profile: Hazen and Sawyer leads in water demand modeling.pg 37
09.New York climate change and water resources snapshot.pg 40
10.Seattle Public Utilities leads climate and water adaptation planning.pg 42