Water sanitation hygiene

Vision 2030: The resilience of water supply and sanitation in the face of climate change

Summary and policy implications

World Health Organization, Department for International Development (DFID)

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Publication details

Number of pages: 41
Publication date: 2009
Languages: English
ISBN: 9789241598422



The global climate is changing - drinking-water and sanitation services have to prepare for the impact.

If the widely anticipated flood and drought consequences of climate change come to pass, then both established water and sanitation services and future gains in access and service quality will be at risk. The vision 2030 study of DFID and WHO set out to increase our understanding of how anticipated climate change may affect drinking-water and sanitation services and what can be done to optimize resilience of technologies, infrastructure and services. Five broad policy-relevant conclusions are reached.

This booklet summarizes the technical reports of the Vision 2030 study - the technical reports and a CD ROM with the full reports is available at the link below.

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