Report | 1999

21st Century Water Systems: Scenarios, Visions, and Drivers


This paper explains the developments that will affect the form, function, efficacy, and ownership of water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure in the future. The conclusions are based on four hypothetical scenarios of the relationship between the strength of the federal government’s role and the financial environment. The scenarios present four thought-provoking narrative images of water systems in the year 2010.