Building resilience through adaptation and carbon neutrality
Climate resilience is more than implementing the right technology or practice to assess and address risks of extreme events. It is an approach that should be part of a coherent and holistic strategy to ensure sustainable water resources and safe and secure water supply.
Resilience needs to be built and coordinated at the basin, city and utility level to ensure adaptation measures for water systems are effective and integrate with other urban services. What this means is that adaptation approaches need to consider carbon emissions and strive to be carbon neutral.