This inquiry was launched following the Government’s publication of a  draft National Policy Statement (NPS) for Water Resources Infrastructure. It sets out the government’s policy for development of nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs) for water resources in England. Read the conclusions and recommendations Read the summary Read the full report The National Infrastructure Commission has […]

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Following three consecutive dry years across much of Britain, river levels and groundwater supplies are now in such a depleted state in the water-stressed South East that wildlife organisations and river groups have published a call for the Government and Water Companies to introduce hosepipe bans and other water restrictions immediately to avert fish kills […]

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May 2018 Chair’s foreword:  Since the mid-eighteenth century, England’s winter rainfall has increased and summer rainfall has decreased. Climate change, population growth and land use change mean river flows and groundwater levels may decrease in future summers. The time it takes to refill water supplies, coupled with our variable weather conditions and diverse landscape, means […]

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National Drought Group – EA Chief Executive’s Statement. The National Drought Group (NDG) brings together government departments, water companies, environmental groups and others to prepare for and mitigate the impacts of dry weather by coordinating action to maintain water supplies and protect the environment. The NDG met on Tuesday 4 June, chaired by Sir James […]

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