This report sets out plans to support the long-term resilience of the water sector in dealing with pressures like climate change and a growing population. This is supported by the Environment Agency’s advice which covers the current and future resilience of the public water supply, power generation and agricultural sectors.
Climate change and population growth are putting increasing pressure on the water sector in England. The sector needs to adapt to ensure that it can continue to meet the needs of people, businesses and the environment – and the Government’s framework needs to adapt too. This roadmap builds on discussions with the water industry, regulators, consumer groups and other water users to understand the priorities for reform. It sets out how to enhance this policy framework to secure the long-term resilience of the sector, helping to deliver a cleaner, healthier environment, benefiting people and the economy.