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A view overlooking part of the Ladybower reservoir in Derbyshire, England

Securing national water resources

In 2016 Water UK tasked us with a huge challenge to provide a strategic review of the water resources of England and Wales over the next 50 years.

ClientWater UK
ExpertiseStakeholder engagement, water storage solutions, resilience planning

Solution

Innovative solutions were needed to balance the supply and demand for water. We used our multidisciplinary expertise to address significant challenges and uncertainties, such as an ever-growing population and changing economy and climate, that put significant pressure on water resources.

We had to use the nationally consistent assumptions to the supply and demand forecasts of 110 water resource zones, this then created 12 scenarios across population growth, abstraction licence reform and climate change across three levels of service.

Outcome

As a result of our review, widespread stakeholder engagement has taken place between UK water companies and new, cost effective, strategic transfers of water and new storage options have been identified.

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