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Ensuring the UK has enough water in 2050

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"By 2040, we expect more than half of our summers to exceed 2003 temperatures.

That will mean more water shortages: by 2050, the amount of water available could be reduced by 10-15%, with some rivers seeing 50%-80% less water during the summer months. It will mean higher drought risk, caused by the hotter drier summers and less predictable rainfall.

Result: on the present projections, many parts of our country will face significant water deficits by 2050, particularly in the south east where much of the UK population lives.

Something else is happening alongside climate change: growth. The population of the UK is expected to rise from 67m now to 75 million in 2050. All those extra people need houses and roads and energy and food and places to work, all of which will require more water."

From a Speech by Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency Waterwise Conference, 19 March 2019.

Full speech here:  https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/escaping-the-jaws-of-death-ensuring-enough-water-in-2050

From 2017:

"England and Wales lost 3.1 billion litres of water every day from leakage, according to the Consumer Council for Water (CCW).

According to the company’s annual report, Thames Water is the worst offender as it loses around 179 litres of water per property each day. The best is Southern Water which leaks less than 80 litres per property per day. "

Engineering & Tech website: https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2017/12/water-leakage-from-uk-pipes-rises-to-over-three-billion-litres-a-day/

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Sir Smoke aLot

Everyone welcome, there are plenty of rivers here for everyone. Neretva alone has tamed those temperatures :D

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