The Water Utility Climate Alliance (WUCA) developed this white paper to present multipleoutcome planning techniques to water utilities interested in incorporating climate change into their planning. Integrating climate change information into planning is one of the most intricate steps utilities face in the climate change adaptation process.
The white paper was developed by WUCA to generate the need for new multi-outcome planning methods for climate change adaptation by water utilities. Many water utilities currently are engaged in, or considering, vulnerability assessments and will be seeking guidance on how to incorporate the large range of new information into their planning. This white paper is intended to guide those wanting to move forward with the adaptation process. At the moment there are few examples of the application of these methods for climate change planning. WUCA encourages and supports the use, and further development, of these methods for climate change planning, and is interested in collaborating on the development of case studies within the water community.
Water Utility Climate Alliance, 2010. Decision Support Planning Methods: Incorporating Climate Change Uncertainties into Water Planning. 113 pp. http://www.wucaonline.org/assets/pdf/actions_whitepaper_012110.pdf