State of the Nation: Water
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), calls for decisive and prompt action to tackle the UK’s water security, which ICE warn will continue to worsen if not addressed urgently.
In its State of the Nation: Water report ICE says the recent droughts have been a ‘wake up call’ for the UK but the urgency and severity of the UK’s water issues is still not properly understood. ICE rates the UK’s current water security as level 4 on a 1-10 scale.
The State of the Nation: Water report highlights the issues facing the UK water industry and makes recommendations for solving these issues in the short and medium terms.
Minister for the Natural Environment and Fisheries Richard Benyon MP responds to ICE’s State of the Nation report on behalf of the Government
Michael Norton, Chair of the ICE Water Panel discusses the role of the panel and the importance of State of the Nation: Water
The launch of State of the Nation : Water was broadcast live. You can view a recording of this event by clicking on the link below:
Please note that an archived version of this launch event will be available by the end of the day on 7th June.
ICE has produced a number of regional briefings. To see the issues and ICE recommendations specific to your region follow the relevant link.
You can access our archive of past State of the Nation reports by visiting the following page:
ICE Library staff have produced this guide to sources of information about water supply, water resources and water management, concentrating on UK and US sources.
This joint Oxfam, WaterAid and ICE report reveals that the potential of local water management has been undervalued, particularly in low income countries. Aimed at water practitioners and policy makers it recommends that local communities are involved in building and maintaining water supply hardware and infrastructure, and in monitoring how much water is available and how to allocate it.
Call for Papers: Water demand management
Water Management is planning a themed issue for 2013 on water demand management. This special issue will explore the short-term viability and long-term effectiveness of a range of demand management options, covering both innovative approaches to driving up water use efficiency as well as evidence of demand management tool effectiveness.