Welsh Water Resilience Study
This interdisciplinary study aimed to identify emerging resilience challenges in the water sector to better inform Welsh Water’s strategy.
Extreme weather events, aging water infrastructure and current population growth in the UK are factors likely to impact on UK water suppliers in the future. Working alongside academic partners to produce this report, Welsh Water wished (a) to improve its understanding of the challenges it faces, (b) to improve resilience planning and (c) to inform a strategy to 2050.
In this context, the expert group identified and reviewed potential drivers of major change across the social, technological, environmental, economic and politico-legal (STEEP) realms. It investigated scenario approaches for dealing with plausible futures. Priority research areas were also determined based on knowledge gaps and uncertainties.
This work contributed to the Welsh Water 2050 strategy, supporting the future resilience of Welsh Water’s business.