One of the key trends in New York is urban water. Water is the source of healthy and sustainable lives, and it, therefore, remains a vital priority for smart cities to invest in. With increasing temperatures and severe storms, water has become the utmost priority for cities to manage, to create resiliency.
A recent study found that 2050 coastal cities, such as New York, can expect the average number of days with temperatures above 32° degrees will double, while sea levels are expected to rise from 28 to 53 cm. This creates severe droughts and more coastal flooding, and therefore, New York is seeking water solutions to tackle these issues.
New York is with the OneNYC 2050 strategy, and their Water Demand Management plan set to change their water infrastructure, through investments in digitalization and upgrading of their current water systems.
In the leading steps toward this, Governor Cuomo announced more than $416 million in grants for water infrastructure improvements across New York.
“By investing in improving our state’s water infrastructure, we are laying the foundation for regional growth and prosperity while also protecting our natural resources,” Governor Cuomo said. “These investments in our communities will help ensure residents in every corner of the state have access to safe, clean drinking water, helping to build a stronger New York for all.”
This leads the way for Danish companies, that have a long history of rethinking urban water management. Through partnerships across sectors and industries, Denmark has proven the many benefits of smart water solutions.
To read more about how rethinking urban water management can transform cities of the future, read State of Green’s white paper ‘Water for Smart Liveable Cities’.