This paper investigates the impacts of COVID-19 on historic megatrends as a thought starter for discussion of the New Utility.

Megatrends have been defined by the CSIRO Futures Team as ‘significant shift in environmental, economic and social conditions that will play out over the coming decade(s)’. Megatrends prescribe a possible future that could have impacts across societies, industries and economies. Within this arrangement, Macro Trends are those that specifically have an impact on our industry.


AuthorWater Services Association of Australia and VicWater
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