Mitigating the impacts of climate change on the water cycle
- Innovation News Network
Climate change is one of the world’s biggest challenges and will have a substantial and lasting impact on the water cycle. Major impacts of climate change on the water cycle include changing rainfall patterns that could increase the risk of drought and surface water and sewer flooding. Climate change may exacerbate the damage caused by overflows of untreated wastewater into the environment. This is a serious problem – the UK needs a reliable water cycle
The Innovation Platform spoke to Marc Hannis, Principal of Ofwat’s Water Innovation Fund, about the impacts of climate change on the water cycle.