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Britain Must Act on Water Security


Dripping TapWater security is defined as having sustained, reliable and safe access to water.

Britain’s water resources are facing increasing pressures from rising demand including stronger population growth and supply-side constraints such as more frequent periods of drought. As a result of falling water levels and reduced quality, it is no longer possible to think of water as a permanently abundant and readily available resource.

Increasing water security through radical reforms to the abstraction licencing system and by embracing water trading is crucial for households and businesses.

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Adam Memon, Tim Knox and Angeliki Terpou - Friday 25th July 2014

Adam joined the Centre for Policy Studies as Head of Economic Research in January 2014. 

Adam joined the Centre for Policy Studies as Head of Economic Research in January 2014. 

Tim Knox was Director of the CPS from 2011-2017. Before he was Director, Tim was the Editor at the CPS - a position in which he was responsible for publishing papers by every Conservative leader since Mrs Thatcher as well as by hundreds of leading academics and opinion formers.

Angeliki Terpou is an energy economist and the author of ‘Britain’s deteriorating energy security and why we must frack’.