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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.

Cardiff Bay

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.

Project team

Professor Isabelle Durance

Professor Isabelle Durance

Professor and Director of the Water Research Institute

Email:
durance@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)7800 774491 / +44 (0)29 2087 4484
Dr Adrian Healy

Dr Adrian Healy

Research Associate

Email:
healya2@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 0282
Professor Max Munday

Professor Max Munday

Director of Welsh Economy Research Unit

Email:
mundaymc@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5089
Professor Steve Ormerod

Professor Steve Ormerod

Professor

Email:
ormerod@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5871
Professor Yacine Rezgui

Professor Yacine Rezgui

Professor

Email:
rezguiy@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5719
Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh

Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh

Email:
whitmarshle@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6972

Partners