Bricks & Water roundtable 1: Running out of water?
Following on from the WSBF's Bricks & Water report, this policy roundtable will look at water resources in England, are we going to have enough water to meet future need, and how significant a role there is for water efficiency.
Chair: Luke Pollard MP, Shadow Water and Flooding Minister. This session will look to answer:
- What role can catchment management play in managing water resources?
- Are water companies putting too much faith in inter-region transfers?
- What role does rainwater harvesting and greywater reuse have to play in reducing domestic potable water use?
- Do the public care about domestic water efficiency when they are buying a house?
- Should we move as fast as possible to 100% metering coverage, so that people pay for the water that they use?
- What threats does climate change place on water resources in the future, and what can we do about it?
- Are we properly taking note of potential drought risk? Could a Chennai/Cape Town situation happen here?
- Many environmental groups are concerned about river flows – are our water habits putting too much strain on the aquatic environment?
- What are the devolved administrations doing, and can we learn from each other?
- How likely is a level 4 drought (standpipes in the street)?
- Is the 'twin-track approach' working, or do we need more emphasis on one or the other?
- Prof. Ian Barker, Water Policy International
- Dr Manuela Di Mauro, National Infrastructure Commission
- Aaron Burton, Waterwise
Please contact jim.clark [at] policyconnect.org.uk (subject: WSBF%20behavioral%20change%20event) (Jim Clark) to register your interest.