Supply and Demand of Potable Water in Australia and the United Kingdom. How climate change can affect the distribution of potable water supply

Lee Callaghan
Senior Project Manager Barhale plc. Unit 3, the Orient Centre Greycaine Road, Watford, Herts, WD24 7JT
lee.callaghan@barhale.co.uk

ABSTRACT
This paper focuses on the increasing impact on water utility companies and the general public to conserve water in both Australia and the United Kingdom. The paper addresses the issues that, both countries face, relating to climate change and its effect on the supply and demand of potable water. Consideration has been taken into account the ways in which water utility companies in both countries deal with providing a potable water supply in drought conditions.
Whilst the ways in which each country deals with climate change and its effect on supply and demand requirements for potable water were similar, an underlining feature did distinguish itself throughout, mainly relating to both the government and public’s perception to water conservation in each country.

Keywords: Climate Change, Drought Contingency, Potable Water, Public perception, Water Conservation.

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