The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that February 2017, December 2016 – February 2017, and 2017 year-to-date are the 2nd warmest in the 1880-2017 records. The previous year stays in 1st place.
Extreme weather has already wreaked havoc around the world in 2017:
- Wildfires in Chile in January followed by flooding in February leaving millions without water
- Heatwave in Australia in January followed by flooding in March
- Flooding in California in January followed by more flooding in February
More extreme weather events is one of 6 big challenges that i2O’s clients have to deal with, alongside increasing population size and urbanisation, ageing network infrastructure, an ageing workforce, customers becoming more demanding, and difficulty in increasing revenue or accessing capital. Learn how our solutions are helping water utilities deal with these challenges.