All the water we will ever have we have right now, thus our world must survive on a finite resource. Yet the demand for water is not finite.
Water scarcity challenges in the Western U.S., flooding in the Northeast and aging infrastructure across the country are just some of the key causes of rising pressure on U.S. water utilities. Attention to these issues and more, and the way water utilities respond to these challenges are the focus of Black & Veatch’s 2015 Strategic Directions: U.S. Water Industry report.
This report shows how water utilities are taking steps to prepare themselves for both short-term system shocks and long-term sustainability. But many organizations tell us they lack the capital to do anything more than get by with what they have.
It also contains in-depth analysis of new water treatment and energy efficiency technologies that will be essential to meeting these goals. Global case studies and perspectives from the finance and risk sectors round out an examination of the myriad inputs that make up resilience planning for the water industry.
The report concludes with an argument for collaboration between water utilities and the communities they serve as they seek to create opportunities for sustainable planning and water utility management.
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