The water industry plays a crucial role in climate change adaptation as it faces challenges related to water availability, quality, and management.

Assessing Climate Change Impact on the Water Industry

To effectively adapt to climate change, the water industry must implement strategies that ensure sustainable water supply, enhance water resource management, and address the impacts of changing hydrological patterns.

Adaptation strategies in the water industry involve implementing water conservation measures, enhancing infrastructure resilience, adopting climate-informed water allocation plans, and promoting sustainable water management practices. By embracing these strategies, the water industry can minimise risks, optimise water use, and ensure the long-term availability and quality of water resources

Top 3 Adaptation Strategies For Water


Water conservation and demand management

Implement water conservation measures, such as efficient irrigation systems, leak detection programs, and public awareness campaigns to reduce water demand and promote responsible water use.


Infrastructure resilience and storage

Enhance the resilience of water infrastructure by improving storage capacity, upgrading treatment facilities, and investing in flood protection measures to withstand extreme weather events and ensure continuous water supply.


Climate-informed water allocation and planning

Develop and implement water allocation plans that account for changing hydrological patterns and prioritise water allocation based on climate projections, ecosystem needs, and long-term sustainability goals.

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