Natural and human-induced climate variations and changes add to the threats to the sustainability of the world’s water resources and to the sustainability of the livelihoods of the increasing populations. Steady balances and the “business as usual” are upset and there is a need to adapt to a changing climate with larger variability.
The climate change challenges need careful assessment in order to design effective and sustainable adaptation approaches and solutions. The approaches and rational responses in terms of adaptation measures require that risk management, vulnerability assessments and safety factors are all taken into consideration and that they become a key part of water resources management, among others, due to shifting and intensifying extremes.
The future demands new combinations of existing knowledge and approaches in order to deal with the challenges ahead The DHI Water Policy professionals have the experience and knowledge to address these challenges based on many years of development of cross-sectoral water policies, strategies and action plans, based on factual and quantitative knowledge of the water resources.