Addressing Climate Variability
Our changing climate presents many real challenges around the world for sustainable water supplies, affecting weather patterns and the ecosystem. At a local level any significant variation in climate can impact the magnitude and frequency of extreme weather events, as well as the supply and demand of water.
Climate variability can affect water sources in four general ways:
1. Changes to the frequency and intensity of annual rainfall
2. Degraded raw water quality
3. Changes to the amount and rate of snowmelt
4. Rising sea levels
We are responding to climate variability in a variety of ways including the development of a Climate Resiliency Strategic Action Plan. We have also carried out a Critical Asset Study with climate mitigation plans and we are helping our stakeholders to reduce the risks of climate variability.
For more detailed information about how we are addressing climate variability, please see our current Corporate Responsibility Report.