Discussion paper seeking long-term vision for the water sector under consultation


Water UK has launched a public consultation on building a long-term vision for the water sector in England. 

According to the industry body representing water and wastewater companies, the ‘Developing a 2050 Vision for the Water Sector’ discussion paper is the first step towards agreeing ways of accelerating and broadening the sector’s role in the face of unprecedented challenges. 

Christine McGourty, Water UK Chief Executive, commented: “The launch of public consultation on our 2050 Vision for the water sector in England is the beginning of a dialogue, with those inside and outside of the industry, on how we collectively address the challenges we face, such as the climate emergency.

“Water is a precious natural resource, and over the coming decades, society will need water companies, suppliers, and others working together to continue delivering a reliable world-class service.

“We welcome views from all individuals and organisations in helping us develop a Vision which the sector can stand behind for the long-term benefit of customers, society and the environment.”

The final paper is set to be published this summer.

The stakeholder responses to the Vision discussion paper, which was produced with support from Frontier Economics, are welcomed until Wednesday 31 March.

‘The Developing 2050 Vision for the Water Sector’ discussion paper can be downloaded from the Water UK website.