Defra's water strategy for England

Defra paper (98 pages, 2.1M PDF) on the Government's policy towards water issues in England. This is presented as the response to the “drought in South East England in 2004-06, and the floods of 2007”.

There are consultations on draft social and environmental duties for Ofwat (21 pages, PDF), drainage (106 pages, PDF) and phosphates in washing powder (47 pages, PDF). Responses by Wednesday 30 April 2008.

Update, 28 February 2008: Defra has published some information on a one-year investigation into options for greater retail competition in water.

For further information or advice please contact Franck Latrémolière.

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