Managing the Impact of Climate Change on Water Infrastructure

Source: John Matthews, Water Utility Infrastrucuture Management Journal, Vol. 11 no. 6, December 2014

Until recently, climate change was something water infrastructure engineers in the United States were preparing to face 30 to 60 years from now. But the threat has become more immediate as severe weather occurs in more areas of the country with greater frequency, from prolonged droughts in the West to severe storms and flooding in the East.