Climate-resilient water infrastructure: A call to action

Joanne Vinke - de Kruijf*, Megan Heim LaFrombois, Beau W.D. Warbroek, John C. Morris, Stefan M.M. Kuks

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The effects of climate change have put tremendous stress on our existing water infrastructure and necessitate rethinking of how we govern and manage these systems. This commentary is a call to action for placing a holistic understanding of climate resilience at the center of water governance, understanding and approaching the issues as contextual and interdisciplinary in nature. Drawing from experiences from the Netherlands and the United States, this commentary outlines climate adaptation as policy dilemma and the role and characteristics of engineering, nature-based, and community-focused approaches. It concludes with some thoughts on pathways forward and an invitation for future research and dialog.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Critical Infrastructure Policy
Early online date6 Jun 2024
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print/First online - 6 Jun 2024


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