Climate Change

Preparing for Climate Impacts


Climate variability impacts the hydrologic cycle, source water, and water demands and in turn the long-term quantity, quality, and reliability of water supplies. Addressing impacts due to climate change includes assessing risk and uncertainty as well as improving resiliency and sustainability in utility management, facilities and water sources.


The second edition of M60 Drought Preparedness and Response is designed to help water managers who are facing water shortages. The manual illustrates the use of demonstrated methods of the past as well as the use of new tools and methods. The new second edition includes more examples of how water suppliers dealt with multi-year droughts by implementing changes to their programs from year to year or in response to different challenges.


AWWA Policy Statements

AWWA's policy statements are brief statements on protecting and improving water supply, water quality, management, and the interests of the public and the environment. They are written by consensus, subject to review and comment by AWWA committees, councils, and members. Because they represent AWWA's position on these matters, they are approved by the AWWA Executive Committee of the board of directors.

Technical Committee Engagement

AWWA members are recognized globally for their industry expertise and their generosity in sharing that expertise for a better world through better water. AWWA members participate in committee activities, developing conference programs, writing technical manuals, developing standards, creating educational content and contributing to AWWA publications. Committee members primarily interact through conference calls, emails, and face to face meetings at conferences and events. Access more information on volunteering for an AWWA committee.

The following committees are active in addressing climate variability issues: 


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