Water is a precious resource, used every day for drinking, agriculture, industry, sanitation, recreation, healthcare, and more. However, global and regional water shortage, climate change, drought, and population growth threaten present and future access to sustainable, safe, and reliable water supplies. This year’s annual celebration of World Water Day on 22 March globally recognizes the importance of access to freshwater, which highlights the value of water and the efforts to protect this vital resource.
At EKI, we believe that valuing water is fundamentally connected to long term resource planning to ensure that adequate water supplies are available to meet existing and future water needs. From assisting numerous municipal water suppliers with Urban Water Management Plans (UWMPs) – including 10% of the UWMPs for water retailers throughout California – to providing Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) support, EKI plays an integral role in the understanding of past, current and future water conditions. Our work assisting clients with water conservation planning requirements, ensuring the protection of over-drafted basins, and assisting in the planning and construction of Capital Improvement Projects for water and wastewater infrastructure all support the recognition of water as valuable resource.