Evaluating Abstraction Reform Proposals Phase 2 - Testing the Approach to Transition

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This report considers the potential for impact of the government's proposals for reform of the abstraction licensing system on the water industry in England and Wales, focusing specifically on the transition of licences into a new system.

The report is the second of two reports comissioned by UKWIR, in co-operation with Defra, the Welsh Government, Natural Resources Wales and the Environment Agency and takes forward recommendations from the Phase 1 work and more recent thinking by Defra and the Welsh Government on potential approaches to the transition of licences into a new system.

The report provides an overview of the issues, risks and opportunities through licence transition to assist companies, Defra and the Welsh Government in their discussions and further development of the proposed reforms. The findings and recommendations provide a basis for the industry to work with government and regulators to carry out more detailed assessment of aspects of the proposed reforms prior to their implementation, to avoid potential for unintended consequences for water availability for supply, whilst still supporting the objectives of reform.



UKWIR Reference :- 14/RG/08/7Published Date :- 04/03/2015
Retail Price (£) :- 250ISBN :- 1 84057 741 X