Water Supply Resiliency

Preparing for water supply disruption.

The Water Supply Forum members are deeply interested in the resiliency of our regional water supply systems and the ability to provide an uninterrupted supply of safe, clean water. Large scale risks for our region include earthquakes, water quality, drought, and climate change.

Starting in 2014, the Forum’s Regional Water Supply Resiliency Project looked at these risks and what actions are needed to enhance regional resiliency. In the first phase, the project evaluated key risks to the water supply and looked at four earthquake scenarios. The second phase focused largely on earthquake risks and identified a comprehensive list of specific actions the major utilities can take in the near term and over the long run to enhance the region’s resiliency.

More recently, Forum members have been collaborating on ways to identify and secure funding opportunities for seismic upgrade projects.