Across the Water industry, we’re facing the undeniable effects of climate change such as water scarcity, declining raw water quality, extreme weather events, and more. There is an urgency behind finding solutions to mitigate atmospheric warming—the major causal factor. These megatrends present a host of challenges you may be struggling with as a water service provider.
As these challenges press down on your business, uncertainties abound—how exactly is climate change impacting you? What solutions might be available? How much might those solutions cost? What must your water delivery services be capable of in ten years?
water-energy nexus, sea-level rise, and wildfires—to name some. These problems aren’t conventional, so the strategies can’t be either. Holding to the status quo is no longer acceptable. Solutions require us to employ bold approaches and embrace risk responsibly.
With this pressure and uncertainty come challenges we’ve never seen before. Your organization needs to address the influences of climate change on delivering critical water services in both the short- and long-term amidst growing concerns of widespread water scarcity, declining raw water quality, extreme weather events,
We must elevate responsible stewardship of the water environment to new levels, being mindful of water’s role in a circular economy—ensuring no water is wasted, but instead used and reused in the management of all primary resources that support generation of energy, agricultural production, manufacturing, and more.
In devising strategies for adaptation, resiliency, and mitigation, we must think differently about our pathways to solutions. We need to identify and accelerate the implementation of technology, employ tactical applied research, and forge strategic relationships with implementation partners across the global water space.
We reside between the pressures you face and comprehensive, systems-based solutions to relieve those pressures. We’re here to partner with you to solve your most challenging water concerns and, in doing so, contribute to a more sustainable global water future.
At the core of a sustainable future is your ability to de-risk mitigating technology in a way that supports policy and respects the stewardship of our global water resources. The Stantec Institute of Water, Technology & Policy can enhance your problem solving with the identification, research, development, and application of novel and emerging technologies within creative water management policy.
Mounting pressures in water
Facing unforeseen circumstances
Looking beyond the status quo
Your partner in solution de-risking
Building the next generation of water treatment facilities
Our work at the Robert W. Hite Treatment Facility (RWHTF) exemplifies how the Institute helps with the application of novel and emerging technologies in water management. While working with the client to remove phosphorous from treated water, we also found a way to instill the principles of a circular economy in our solution—by capturing the removed phosphorous for use in the agriculture industry.