Survey: Have your say on a fresh future for UK water management

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Management & Regulation, Natural Environment, Processed Water, Water Resources

Have your say on a fresh future for water: Survey launched to gather stakeholder positions as part of ‘A Fresh Water Future’ project

There is growing awareness of wide-ranging and in places acute pressures on the health of our freshwaters (lakes, rivers, streams, groundwaters). These causes are often complex and range from agriculture, water industry and highway management activities, to the design and use of a wide range of products and chemicals, and how we plan and develop our towns and cities.

Policy, regulation, enforcement and solutions-delivery capacity have arguably not kept up with these pressures. Is it time for A Fresh Water Future? We want to hear your views.

A Fresh Water Future is an independently-funded project, delivered by CIWEM but overseen by a range of environmental NGOs, experts and practitioners, which aims to understand where consensus may be built on how water should be managed better in the future.

It aims to develop an ambitious but informed and workable future vision and approach to managing water throughout the UK, to which a wide range of parties with roles to play in delivering healthy and resilient freshwaters can commit.

A range of approaches are being used to gather expert, stakeholder and public positions, followed by deliberation to support identification of options and priorities.

The survey asks general water management questions, with more focused sections on water industry, agriculture and land management, and urban water management.

Project findings will be launched at the end of the year and promoted to government, parliamentarians and all interested stakeholders. This is your chance to provide your views and evidence on how we should be managing water in the UK considering current and future pressures.

Respond to the survey here.

Deadline for responses: 26th September

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