Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources
The potential impacts of climate change are an issue that needs to be understood to allow associated risks to water infrastructure, communities, and water reliability to be mitigated. Impacts of climate change should be considered in a range of projects from flood studies and flood risk management planning to infrastructure design, coastal development, and water supply management. WMAwater is experienced in assessing potential impacts of climate change from projected sea level rise and possible changes to extreme and average rainfall intensities. Our staff are actively involved in research into the impacts of climate change on water resources, and practical implementation and management responses for communities that may be affected by climate change. We develop management study options that are robust in a changing climate, taking key risks into account. By using our expertise in climate change impacts to provide relevant and targeted information, we help our clients to plan management responses to the risks posed by climate change.