Planning for Water Security

Howarth, William (2012) Planning for Water Security. Journal of Planning and Environmental Law (4). pp. 357-373. ISSN 0307-4870. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This article examines water security as a concern for England and Wales. Water security is a measure of the resilience of water supplies against identifiable threats which might result in a deficit in the water available to meet essential human needs. The Water Act 2003 made provision for the preparation and publication of water resources management plans as a statutory requirement upon water supply companies, requiring them to set out how water resources will be managed and developed so as to meet statutory water supply obligations. The Guideline sets out the methodology that should be adopted by a water supply company in progressing through specified stages leading to the selection of preferred options. This involves, first, the establishment of a list of 'unconstrained options' comprising a complete and exhaustive list of all technically feasible options that could be used to address the planning problem.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Environment agency; OFWAT; Planning policy; Public inquiries; Security of supply; Sustainability; Water governance; Water supply
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Jenny Harmer
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2012 15:11
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2013 16:46
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