Strategies to meet demand
Case study for students: Meeting demand for drinking water.
Strategies to meet demand generally fall into two categories.
- Supply strategies deal with how water is captured and delivered, usually with a focus on meeting growing demand. Examples include planning for new infrastructure, carrying out on-going maintenance and controlling inefficiencies such as leaks or high water pressure.
- Demand strategies deal with how consumers use water, usually with a focus on reducing use. Examples include metering or charging for water, educating people about water conservation and restricting water use.