Chapter 7

Water Infrastructure Development for Resilience


With a consistently increasing demand for water (Foster et al., 2012) and a rise in the number and severity of extreme atmospheric events (Hill et al., 2012), the likelihood that water supply infrastructures will be damaged by extreme weather-related events is increasing. It is very important that countries develop their water infrastructures accordingly. While wealthy countries are able to make significant investments in disaster preparedness and to increase the structural resilience of their water systems to reduce the impact of weather-related events (Hill et al., 2012), developing and poor countries lack the infrastructure to manage, store, and deliver water resources (Grey and ...

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