Experts Discuss Global Water Challenges, Trends, and Solutions
Our global Antea Group water team sat together virtually to reflect back on 2020 and what a rollercoaster of a year it was. They all agreed that while COVID-19 dominated the headlines, significant attention has been placed on how society and governments are awakening to the realities of climate change. With the trends of warming temperatures, fast-melting polar ice, increased incidence and severity of severe weather events, it’s clear that climate change is rearing its ugly head through the disruption of our planet’s water cycle. To further highlight this reality, we thought it would be timely to offer some global perspectives. Below, some of our water resource experts from around the world share trends they are seeing and offer solutions to get in front of these shared water challenges.
Shared Water Challenges: Declining Surface Water Resources
Julie Mouton, Food & Beverage Industry Lead, Water Stewardship Lead, Antea Group USA: Here in Texas, we have our share of water-related issues. For example, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, which are two of the nation’s topmost populated cities (#9 and 12, respectively), relies heavily on surface water resources. The region is prone to drought conditions and many of the local waterways are impacted with bacterial contamination, including the Trinity River, which is listed as an impaired waterway on the EPA’s Clean Water Act Section 303 (d) list. The region is expected to be increasingly affected by the long-term availability of water resources, as well as an increased frequency of intense rainfall events and flooding. Declining surface water resources (availability and quality) will push the region towards its groundwater resources that are already overdeveloped.....Continue reading the thoughts of all global water experts here on Antea Group's blog.
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