Water works: The current reality
Twenty years from now, water demand worldwide could be more than 50% higher than it is today. Average river flows in summer have been forecast to drop by 50-80% by 2050 in some parts of the UK, due to changing weather patterns. Increases in population and water consumption are putting tremendous pressure on an infrastructure that is already stretched.
A smarter more integrated response could be the best possible solution.
"Smarter" in this context means applying greater intelligence to the way assets are built and operated. It means developing the flexibility to adapt to change. It means collaboration with stakeholders, including consumers, agencies and regulators. And it implies change on a scale that has not been seen before.