Adaptation to the extreme climate and weather events experienced in Australia and New Zealand has already cost the urban water industry millions of dollars.

To address the changing climate effectively, it is essential that the water industry build climate resilience into their long term planning and decision-making processes. In a first for the urban water industry, seventeen utilities collaborated to produce these guidelines which provide a framework for increasing the resilience of water utilities and the communities they serve. Information is drawn from the extensive experience of the water industry to identify best practice and provide clear principles to guide the industry toward an organised, pragmatic and defensible approach to adaptation.  


AuthorWater Services Association of Australia
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