Changes in water availability are what hit us first with an altered climate. Beyond the stronger, less predictable and more frequent natural disasters resulting from global climate change, regions across the world are already suffering from the effect climate has on the water balance: “Too much or too little water; water at the wrong time or in the wrong place; rising sea levels; and floods in certain regions while drought in others,” as SIWI Executive Director Anders Berntell succinctly stated in his opening address to the World Water Week. “None of us can say we are prepared for what is in store.”
Published in Water Front Magazine No. 3 2007.