Britain Must Act on Water Security

Water security is defined as having sustained, reliable and safe access to water.

Britain’s water resources are facing increasing pressures from rising demand including stronger population growth and supply-side constraints such as more frequent periods of drought. As a result of falling water levels and reduced quality, it is no longer possible to think of water as a permanently abundant and readily available resource.

Increasing water security through radical reforms to the abstraction licencing system and by embracing water trading is crucial for households and businesses.

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Tim Knox, Adam Memon, Angeliki Terpou - Friday, 25th July, 2014