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Blueprint for Water

Blueprint for Water seeks to restore the ecology of the UK’s rivers, lakes, ponds and wetlands by seeking improvements to water policy at an England level. The coalition campaigns for the five goals to sustainable water.

Chair: Hannah Freeman, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
Vice Chair: Nathan Richardson, RSPB
Information and Policy Coordinator: Jodie Le Marquand, Link

Update from the group:

Following on from meetings with Government officials in recent months, Blueprint for Water continue to provide evidence to the Government and its Agencies for the purpose of working to preserve legislation which protects our water environments.

Water companies in England and Wales are currently drawing up their business plans for 2020 to 2025, as part of the ‘Price Review 2019’ (PR19). The business plans – many of which will be published in September 2018 - will play a pivotal role in the stewardship of the environment. A large part of the Blueprint for PR19 campaign therefore involves working with Government agencies, the industry regulator (Ofwat), and water companies to ensure that new business plans deliver for people and nature.

Water companies have published their Water Resource Management Plans (WRMPs) as part of the business plan process. Blueprint members have been assessing these plans against our key asks in Blueprint for PR19. This includes an initial assessment of draft plans by Nathan Richardson, Senior Policy Officer at RSPB and Vice Chair of the Blueprint Group. Additionally, the Group is working with the water industry on future wastewater plans.

For further information, contact Jodie Le Marquand, Link’s Information and Policy Coordinator.

Last updated: 31 August 2018