Safeguarding England’s water future
Climate change and population growth mean England will need an extra 3.4bn litres of water each day by 2050. Supply must be increased to avoid a situation where water needs simply go unmet. This will require huge investment and cooperation.
And that can be a challenge in a privatised system – for instance, no major new reservoirs have been built in the UK since privatisation in 1989. Thankfully, collaboration has been eased by Water UK’s long-term planning framework, which we co-authored a few years ago. ...
Water companies, regional water resources groups, regulators
Carbon management, dam engineering, desalination, environmental assessments, hydraulic engineering, hydrogeology, hydrology, pipeline design, project management, regulatory engagement, social assessments and stakeholder engagement, transport and access, water quality, water treatment
extra water needed in England by 2050
strategic water supply options
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