ARCHIVE: Water resources research
Assessment of regulatory barriers and constraints to effective interconnectivity of water supplies - WT0921 - September 2010
This study provides an evidenced and objective risk-based assessment of the potential barriers and constraints imposed by the current regulatory and planning regimes to the development and implementation of interconnectivity and sharing of water resources in England. It provides a strategic assessment of the effects of the regulatory framework and the manner in which it is currently applied, and identifies potential options to mitigate the perceived or actual risks identified in consultation with the industry and key stakeholders which could be used to support strategic water management planning processes.
- Assessment of regulatory barriers and constraints to effective interconnectivity of water supplies - WT0921 (PDF 980 KB)
Garden Water Restrictions. a report to Defra Reviewing International Models of External Water Use Restrictions – November 2006
Waterwise is a UK NGO focused on water efficiency in the UK. Waterwise have undertaken research on the scope of the current legislative framework relating to hosepipe bans. The research highlights shortcomings and suggests amendments to the legislation. The research fed into the Defra public consultation on the scope of the current hosepipe ban legislation which was undertaken early in 2007.
- Garden watering restrictions (PDF) (717 KB) - November 2006
Defra Climate Change Impacts and Adaption: Cross-Regional Research Programme. Topic C: Water
The overall aim of the project was to develop practical guidance on how to manage water resources in a changing climate. The research was completed by HR Wallingford, The Met Office and Risk & Policy Analysts Ltd. The project reviewed the impacts of climate change and potential adaption strategies based on case studies in two contrasting regions of the UK.
Climate Change and Demand for Water (Revisited) - CCDeW - February 2003
The CCDeW project has evaluated the impact of climate change on the demand for water in England and Wales. The project re-visits the 1996 benchmark study by Herrington to take advantage of new datasets, regional coverage of demand predictions and new methodologies for climate impact assessment. Demands for water for domestic purposes, and industrial, commercial and irrigation uses are included in the study. Estimates of changes in demand for each are made through the use of the UK Climate Impacts Programme's climate scenarios and the Environment Agency's water demand scenarios.
The CCDew project was undertaken by a consortium of leading research institutes. The project began in 2000 and produced the final report in 2003. See the executive summary and the final report on the Stockholm Environment Institute website.
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