Timetable for change
All UK water companies must submit updated Water Resource Management Plans in 2014. All this information is being gathered now, so it is an excellent opportunity to test the WRSE’s computer model with current data.
Once the model has been run and the results evaluated, these can be incorporated into each WRSE company’s draft plans. These will be submitted to Defra in March 2013, and be available for public consultation during the period from April to June. If necessary, a further ‘refinement’ model will be run to finalise WRSE strategy before the completed drafts are prepared and submitted to the Secretary of State for the Environment and Rural Affairs.
The ultimate aim of the south east water companies is to produce Water Resource Management Plans which complement each other and provide a long term regional solution to the challenge of securing an affordable and reliable water supply