The future of water resources in the UK
This paper is the result of thinking and discussions that have taken place within the water industry following a series of meetings with Defra officials ahead of the forthcoming Water White Paper. The aim of this document is to explain, from an industry perspective, the current issues of main interest – the availability of water, the future management of water resources, abstraction licenses and trading, and potential mechanisms for improving the efficient allocation of water resources.
It contains within it a series of proposals which could be implemented relatively easily and without recourse to legislative change. The paper is intended to provide a clear view of the industry position, and as a basis for further discussion.
Contact: Sarah Mukherjee