Mersey basin Campaign
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MBC128

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Water Pressures

Abstract

With the amount of rain we get in the Northwest it is hard to believe that water could ever possibly be in short supply. In reality though, water supplies in the UK are already under serious threat, a threat which will only be exacerbated once climate change starts making an impact. With drier summers on the horizons water shortage will become a major issue not just for people, but for our environment as well. Matthew Sutcliffe takes a look at the bleak future of our region’s water supplies and examines United Utilities’ strategic direction statement that sets out its plans for coping with the challenges of climate change and our over-use of water.

Permanent link

http://merseybasin.org.uk/archive/items/MBC128.html

Theme

Strategic

Regions

Mersey Estuary, Upper Mersey, Bollin, Weaver, Etherow & Goyt, Irwell, Manchester Ship Canal, Manchester Waterways, Ribble, Darwen, Douglas, Liverpool, Manchester, Stockport, Cheshire, Wirral

Tags

water source unitedutilities climatechange waterefficiency

Credit

Matthew Sutcliffe SourceNW

Publication date

March 2008

Licence

Free use – you can download this item and use it in any way you wish.

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