State of the Nation: Water 2012

Water scarcity is upon us. The 2012 drought across much of England brought this reality into focus, but the future of chronic shortage has long been evident.

Water is one of our most precious resources
Water is one of our most precious resources

It's time to develop a coherent and coordinated strategic roadmap, which integrates demand and supply measures to ensure our water security.

ICE recommends that UK Governments establish a UK Water Security Task Force to:

  • Establish how much water we have
  • Explore how to use current resources better
  • Incentivise behaviour change to reduce water demand and consumption
  • Develop new resources in a sustainable and cost-effective way

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