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Heat impact case studies

The case study executive summaries below outline vulnerabilities that may be experienced due to future increases in extreme heat events as a result of projected changes in climate. The methodology focuses on examining the effects of extreme temperatures on personnel and facilities in the future. These case studies identified a suite of strategies to adapt to extreme heat that can be employed by WUCA utilities and others in the water sector.
Man in front of machinery with Denver Water hard hat

Denver Water

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People working in trench

Miami-Dade Water and Sewer

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Oklahoma City Utilities Department

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Person in hard hat wearing Portland Water Bureau hardhat

Portland Water Bureau

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employees working on installing new water meter

Southern Nevada Water Authority

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