Project #3132

Climate Change in Water Utility Planning: Decision Analytic Approaches

Principal Investigator
Research Manager
Dr. Kenan Ozekin
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Climate Change
Risk Assessment
Utility Management


Identifies vulnerabilities of drinking water utilities to changing climate conditions and the adaptations drinking water utilities will need to make to manage risk, given unavoidable uncertainties regarding the specific nature of future changes in local hydrologic conditions. Also develops flexible and responsive short- and long-term management strategies to help utilities deal effectively with this new source of uncertainty when planning for and implementing changes in response to climate change. Research partner: NCAR. Published in 2011.