In the World Economic Forum’s recently released 2015 global risk assessment, the threat identified as having the greatest potential impact was “water crises”.
As our population grows and climate changes, the effective management of water resources will become increasingly critical; not just for the survival of communities and industries, but entire regions.
So how should we prepare for this volatile future? In this special Research Tuesdays forum, our expert panellists explored the issues in detail, analysing:
– the key big-picture factors of climate change and infrastructure
– the economics of water, especially in the often neglected area of demand
– South Australia’s specific challenges regarding water regulation, policy and planning
– current best-practice water management around the world.
The presentations can be viewed below: