This installment of “By the numbers” features survey results on Americans’ beliefs and policy
preferences regarding climate change, extreme weather events, and water supplies. The
graphs are derived from the soon-to-be-published WRF report, “Effective Climate Change
Communication to Water Utility Stakeholders” (project #4381). As part of this research, a
national survey was conducted in April 2013, with 1,021 surveys completed. More information can be found in the article on this project in this issue of Advances in Water Research.
Do you think that global warming
My water utility should plan—and take
the necessary steps—to ensure that our
community has safe, adequate supplies
of water for the next 10–40 years.
The impact of climate change on the
water cycle will make it more difficult for
water utilities to meet community water
needs in the next 10–40 years.
Assuming the money is needed, and
would be spent wisely and efficiently,
would you be willing to pay extra each
month to ensure that your community
has access to abundant, safe water for
the next 10–40 years?
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