Navigating the Waters of Change

The purpose of this paper is to provide a preliminary assessment of the potential impacts of climate change on water and wastewater systems in the NWT and recommend actions to increase the capacity of communities to respond and adapt to changes.

This paper explores the current and predicted climactic changes in the NWT, looking specifically at the impact of increasing precipitation and temperature. The paper considers effects such as permafrost thaw, increased water turbidity, and increase in wastewater levels and the impact they may have on drinking water quality and wastewater treatment in communities across the NWT

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Navigating the Waters of Change:
Strengthening the Capacity of NWT Communities to Respond to the Impacts of Climate Change on Municipal Water and Wastewater Systems