21 August 2018

Floods and droughts are naturally occurring disasters, that bring with them considerable challenges. These disasters can cause damage to farmer’s crops and affect crop production, damage a water utility’s infrastructure or result in the inability to supply water of an adequate quality and quantity, and the public may not have access to the amenities they once had, such as access to roads or adequate water. Perhaps one of the biggest challenges is the inability to predict if and when such events will occur, and the impact thereof. Importantly, how do you plan for such events and ensure that you are able to respond?

Read more: http://www.iwa-network.org/linking-flood-and-drought-data-to-water-safety-planning-part-1/