inDepth Water Perspectives

Thought leadership

Presenting thought pieces from renowned global water industry experts. Each contributor has been asked to consider ‘The Future of Water’ in the context of critical global water risks focussing on their own region of the world and specific business imperatives.

The collection of ‘perspectives’ from around the world include issues relating to water scarcity, changing sea levels, water usage in the food & drink industry, in transport, technology water solutions, integrated water management, the cost of water – to name but a few.

We hope to continue adding new and interesting content around key themes and have been delighted to receive viewpoints from a wide range of backgrounds and sectors to kick-start re-thinking around important water topics. This new section is only available online.

We have an increasingly important role to play in providing ‘solutions’ to some of the global issues identified. If you are passionate about water issues and would like to have a voice through our ‘perspectives’ we would love to hear from you:

What is driving change?

By Dr. Mark Fletcher
Global Water Business Leader, Arup
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Key macro trends

By Mark Lane
Principal, Mark Lane Water Consultancy Ltd
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The value of water

By Ashley Roe
CEO, British Water
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Coca-Cola’s commitment
to sustainability

By Greg Koch
Director, Global Water Stewardship,
The Coca Cola Company

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The role of IT in sustainable
water system management

By Prof. Marian Kwietniewski D.Sc. Ph.D. Eng.
Head of Water Supply and Wastewater Management,
Warsaw University of Technology
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Can we afford to limit ourselves
to a single future?

By John H Matthews
Coordinator, Secretariat,
Alliance for Global Water Adaption (AGWA)

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Water infrastructure resiliency

By Michael Deane
Executive Director,
National Association of Water Companies (NAWC)
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Cost efficiency

By Pawel Chudzinski Ph.D.
Aquanet S.A. (Poznan Water)

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The future of urban water

By Daniel Lambert
Australasia Water Leader, Arup
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The future of climate change

By David Wilkes
Global Flood Resilience Leader, Arup
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A smart strategy for developing countries

By Dr. Sahim Tekeli
Associate Director, Arup
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Using technology in the water cycle –
Natural resources vs fabricated water

By Mark Smith
CEO, WRc plc
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Climate change –
Adapt or pay for the consequences

By Cathal Mangan
Technical Manager, Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail)
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Tackling stormwater and
wastewater in Hong Kong

By Ir Chi-chiu Chan
President, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE)
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Made in China 2025:
A future with limited water

By Debra Tan
Director, China Water Risk
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Demand management and
the price of water scarcity

By Dr. David Lloyd Owen
Managing Director, Envisager
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The future of water in Australasia –
Cities and demographics

By Dr. Tim Williams
CEO, Committee for Sydney
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Integrated water management –
The blue green grey (BG2) city

By Martin Shouler
Research and Innovation Steering Group Member,
UK Water Partnership (UKWP)

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Water thinking at Arup

To find out more about some of our thinking on water, please click here for details of recent publications.