Climate change ‘huge’ threat to water resilience
Jun 19, 2017
The chief executive of Bristol Water has warned that climate change will play a key role in the future transformation of the water sector, calling it a “huge threat” to resilience.
Speaking at Utility Week Live in Birmingham, Mel Karam said companies need to ask themselves “How do we respond to massive issues around the resilience of our networks in the face of climate change?”
He also admitted that, although the UK is “not known for being a dry country” some areas are “already under what we call drought watch” following low rainfall this winter. Karam said this should serve as a “reminder” to water leaders that “we can never be complacent”.
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