Climate change presents a huge challenge to the water sector. There is a need for structural solutions, particularly in densely populated urban areas, to make the supply of drinking water and sanitation systems climate-proof. The EU research project PREPARED has developed and implemented risk assessment methods in 12 cities.
PREPARED consortium partners have worked on the optimisation of urban water system management. Climate adaptation measures have been developed and demonstrated, from which adaptation strategies have been derived which make broadly-based assessments possible. Climate-proof measures for drinking water and sanitation systems thus contribute to a sustainable urban water sector.
For more information, see website: www.prepared-fp7.eu