Managing municipal water supply

In the Delaware River basin, the competing demands of water supply for New York City and the maintenance of the salt water front position below water intakes in Philadelphia would be negatively affected by future global warming, although the former would be more affected by climatic changes than the latter. However, studies suggest that climate variability would exert greater effects than long-term climate change and that adjustment in the water control policy could offset some of the problems expected.
Type Classification:
C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions