Implications of Climate Change for Urban Water Utilities

This paper explains in high-level terms climate change processes and effects to urban water utilities, and considers the issues involved in developing suitable water sector responses. Two adaptation strategies to reduce or avoid impacts of climate change are discussed -  vulnerability analysis and integrated response planning. Mitigation strategies that utilities could adopt to reduce their operation's contribution to greenhouse gas emissions are mentioned.

Publication Date: December 2007

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  • John E. Cromwell
  • Joel B. Smith
  • Robert S. Raucher

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