Water Resources West has published A thirst for collaboration,  a new survey to understand the water resources issues faced by businesses with water abstraction licences. This is the first ever survey of its kind and highlights some real issues, but also a desire from abstractors to work together locally to improve water resources.

Key findings

  • 68% of abstractors are interested in collaboration, but only 1% currently do so
  • One-third of abstractors say their business is constrained by the amount of water they can abstract
  • Three-quarters would experience a major or significant impact if their licence was reduced by 25%
  • 39% of abstractors were affected by the 2022 drought
  • 94% of abstractors think their water use will increase by 2050

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