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Climate Change to Leave Parts of UK Without Water

Updated: Jun 22, 2020

Ben Dolbear on the shocking revelation by a parliamentary committee that could have implications on our water consumption in the near future.

Photo by Nathan Dumlao

The chairman of the Environmental Audit Committee, Philip Dunne MP, has written an urgent letter to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) requesting information on the government's plans to manage water consumption in the UK, after the Committee on Climate Change released shocking forecasts that showed that national water supply will drop by 7% by 2045 due to climate change, leaving parts of the country without a reliable inflow.

In his letter to Parliamentary Under-Secretary Rebecca Pow MP, Mr Dunne highlights the stark warnings by the Committee on Climate Change, noting that water supply was identified as one of the six priority risk areas by the Committee's 2017 Risk Assessment, a document that the UK government is mandated by law to publish every five years under the 2008 Climate Change Act.

Listed alongside 'Flooding and coastal change risks to communities, businesses and infrastructure', lack of action on which led to Prime Minister Boris Johnson