The International Water Association (IWA) Climate Smart Utilities initiative is supporting water, sanitation, and urban drainage service providers in embracing the challenge and opportunity of transitioning towards Climate Smart Water Utilities- utilities that strive towards carbon neutrality, while adapting to climate change. The initiative is structured around four components:
- Community of Practice (CoP) around adaptation and mitigation to climate change to support bridging science and practice and trigger the necessary cultural shifts and actions
- A web platform to support utilities sharing resources to support information sharing
- A Utility leaders peer-to-peer exchange programme to drive decision making towards Climate Smart
- A Recognition Programme to increase awareness and set an inspiration to progress on the Climate Smart Utility
This programme aims to inspire utilities to become increasingly Climate Smart and embrace the cultural shift required for a water-wise future.
The WaCCliM project (2013-2022) is now completed. Our work continues under IWA’s Climate Smart Utilities initiative. Learn more.