The Barrier of Failing Infrastructure
Chapter 9 discusses water suppliers’ need for infrastructure renewal, repair and expansion in light of unpredictable climate-influence changes in regional hydrology patterns, urbanization and climate change. More and longer droughts are increasing the need for more storage capacity, while severe flooding calls for releasing more water when heavy rains exceed existing storage capacity.
KeywordsWater shortages Water storage Droughts Lost water Infrastructure repair and replacement
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