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Water Resources East publish "Emerging Plan"

WRE have just launched a consultation around a document outlining their plans for the next 25 years. This group have worked with multiple stakeholders over the past 7 years to identify and develop realistic strategies that will address East Anglia's current "serious water stress".


They estimate that the region will likely double its water demand by 2050 and this will be extremely challenging to satisfy given the effects on the environment of the current water supply - that relies on abstraction from the aquifer. The WRPS will respond to this consultation but it is open to anyone to respond to their proposals. The document can be found either in our document collection or directly via this link -



sample abstract -


What’s in the emerging plan?

Now to 2025

  • Water company delivery (e.g. demand management such as per capita consumption (PCC) reduction, leakage reduction).

  • Identification of multi-sector, non-household exemplars, and development of a collaborative strategy.

  • Focus on immediate abstraction hotspots around chalk streams and the Broads.

  • Strategic reservoir design and planning and local infrastructure studies.

  • ‘Next generation’ desalination research and development.

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