AdaptWater TM online climate change analysis tool
The AdaptWaterTM project began with a highly innovative and challenging goal to develop an online tool to address the issue raised by Sydney Water of how to assess its infrastructure assets in a cost-effective way and establish robust, quantified cost-benefit analyses and a business case for undertaking major capital works.
The outcome is a user-friendly software program to quantify the climate change risks to multiple assets, assess adaptation options and provide economic modelling for investment decisions. The default settings for the tool’s data fields can be readily adapted to apply to other kinds of utilities and infrastructure owners including roads, railways, ports, airports, electricity, gas suppliers and irrigators.
Project participants include the Water Services Association of Australia, Sydney Water, Melbourne Water, SA Water, Queensland Urban Utilities, City West Water and Water Corporation (Western Australia).