Future-Proofing Our Water: Challenges and Solutions for Sustainable Water Infrastructure

Like every other system, water infrastructure faces challenges that, if not addressed immediately, will hamper our access to usable water. The key challenges faced by water management systems are:

Aging Infrastructure: The existing water infrastructure, such as treatment plants and pipes, is decades old and susceptible to leaks, breaks, and inefficiencies.
Climate Change: Unpredictable droughts and floods challenge the capacities of water infrastructure. While droughts reduce available water sources, floods overwhelm the treatment facilities, increasing the risk of contaminating supplies.
Population Growth: The global population growth trends hint at increased demand for clean water which the existing infrastructure can’t meet.