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2016 ENV Ministerial Pulwarty Roger Climate Change Plenary

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2016 ENV Ministerial Pulwarty Roger Climate Change Plenary

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2016 ENV Ministerial Pulwarty Roger Climate Change Plenary

  1. 1. The Stakes on Climate Change: U.S. Water and Clean Water Sector Only (Water Utilities Climate Alliance) Drinking Water Infrastructure Investment $335 Billion 1 2011-2031: Maintain current services without adaptation Drinking Water + Clean Water Sector: $448 - 944 Billion 3 By 2050: Potential Adaptation Costs Clean Water Infrastructure Investment $298 Billion 2 > $1 Trillion through 2035 4
  2. 2. 1900 2010 Efficient technology…. Behavioural Changes… No loss of economic competitiveness (Gleick,2014) 1975 Assumption: Adapting will incur great costs/lower productivity
  3. 3. Opportunities to Re-think Building Design Re-imagine How Water is Used In July 2015, the installation of onsite water systems in San Francisco became a requirement for new buildings over 250,000 square feet.

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