Climate-Smart Utility Case Story
Dunea, a utility situated in the west of the Netherlands, is committed to providing drinking water in harmony with nature and is taking steps to become a climate smart utility. However, its drinking water supply system and the dunes under their care are under threat due to climate change, population growth, emerging pollutants, and spatial developments in a densely populated region. To face these challenges, Dunea has developed a strategy centred on climate adaptation, mitigation, and leadership. This includes diversifying its drinking water supply portfolio to ensure a sustainable supply, shifting from its historic double source system (from the rivers Rhine and Meuse), which is increasingly impacted by climate change, to a multiple source system. Dunea is focused on creating value for society from the core task of 24/7 drinking water supply and nature conservation by delivering positive impact through sustainable practices and partnerships with diverse stakeholders.