The world is changing. My colleague Les Lampe wrote a great article in Solutions on how climate change is changing the way we plan ahead for times when there is too little or too much water.
We as a water industry should continue to look at a broader range of “what-if” scenarios to ensure that our plans are robust and that we’re prepared for the unexpected. We have to plan for the unthinkable and the past is no longer a reliable predictor of the future.
Looking at this blog through my iPad recently, I thought about how the world of communications has moved on too since this site was original set-up as an event blog in 2009. How can we make this site more sustainable? Although it will take a lot of effort to run this throughout the year, one of the key values at Black & Veatch is Stewardship – how we recognize our contribution to Building a World of Difference and how past and future professionals do the same.
So, the communications team at Black & Veatch has decided to have a rethink too. We are going to run this site as a year around dialogue, inspired by Singapore International Water Week. We’ll continue to use it as a platform to discuss water issue and give opportunities to young Singaporeans to learn and write about these issues too with support from our friends at PUB. And of course, we’ll remain true to our origins and re-start by looking ahead to the event this year.
You’ll see how we’ve housed this under our Water Dialogue website too for continuity, and we encourage you to take a look at some issues which are dealt with in more detail there too.
Looking forward to all the contributions and comments.