Climate Change Program

SPU is committed to understanding and preparing for the impacts that climate change will have on the infrastructure we manage and the essential services we provide, and to reducing our contribution.  We do this by:

  • Assessing potential impacts to our water supply, drainage and wastewater systems, and tidally-influenced infrastructure and integrating this information into our decision-making
  • Collaborating with the science community and water utilities locally, nationally and internationally to enhance our knowledge of potential climate change impacts and our capacity to prepare
  • Engaging in federal initiatives, including the National Climate Assessment, and other water sector and climate research collaborative efforts
  • Calculating and verifying the amount of heat-trapping greenhouse gases we emit