This set of cards identifies some of the leading drivers of change that affect the future of water.

The drivers are arranged and presented within societal, technological, economic, environmental and political domains known as the STEEP framework. Each carefully designed card depicts a single driver.

The set was devised by the Foresight, Innovation and Incubation team at Arup, a group tasked with exploring emerging trends and how they impact upon the business of Arup and its clients. The cards include powerful images contributed by photographers from all over the world who are affiliated to flickr.com. The result is a vibrant visual record of research, which can also be used as a tool for discussion groups, personal prompts, for workshop events or as a “thought for the week”.


hygiene education

hygiene education Front
hygiene education Back

distribution efficiency

distribution efficiency Front
distribution efficiency Back

water packaging

water packaging Front
water packaging Back

disparate rainfall

disparate rainfall Front
disparate rainfall Back

water rights

water rights Front
water rights Back