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					  PR04 - Meeting the
Environmental Challenge

     Catherine Wright
   AMP4 Project Manager
Current Performance
 Investing over £2bn each
                                Figure 24 Water company compliance with
  year on maintenance and the   consents to discharge, 1996 to 2002
  environment
                                                         100




                                 Percentage compliance
                                                          98

 Discharge compliance is                                 96
                                                          94
  ~99% for most companies
                                                          92
                                                          90
 Water companies caused 1 in                             88
  6 serious water pollution                               86
  incidents in 2002                                        1996        1998          2000        2002
                                                                              Year

                                                          South West             Wessex
 Recent increase in leakage
                                                          Yorkshire              All water companies

                                From: Spotlight Report
  What we want to achieve….
 environmental performance is
  maintained
 our most important wildlife sites
  are protected from pollution and
  over-use of water resources
 our freshwater fisheries are
  improved
 our bathing beaches remain
  safe for use
The Benefits

• Revised programme                                                                                                r
                                                                                                       Water res ou ces sc hem es



• Improving
                                                                                                       Water quali ty - big ris ks
                                          2000                                                                                 r
                                                                                                       Water quali ty - sm alle ris k s




                           Lengt h (km)
                                                                                                       Water quali ty - stop future risk s



   - 5000 km river,
                                          1000
   - 2200 km2 coastal &
      still waters,                          0




                                                 Eutrophication




                                                                                                                                       Biodiversity
                                                                                                        Conservation



                                                                                                                        Conservation
   - 25 wetlands,




                                                                                                                                       Action Plan
                                                                               River Quality




                                                                                               Local


                                                                                                        International
                                                                  Freshwater




                                                                                Objectives




                                                                                                                          National
                                                    in rivers



                                                                      Fish
   - 31 bathing beaches
• Benefits of £3.5 to £7
  billion
    Draft Business Plans & Financing Issues
   Environment programme is one
    of many pressures
     - not the biggest
     - varies by company
                                                          40
     - over two thirds of




                                    Change to bills (£)
                                                          30
       environment programme                              20
                                                          10
       has statutory drivers
                                                           0
                                                          -10
                                                          -20
   Therefore we advise
                                                          -30
     - all companies assessed on                                Efficiency
                                                                 Savings
                                                                             Maintaining
                                                                               Base
                                                                                           Security of
                                                                                             Supply
                                                                                                         Drinking
                                                                                                          Water
                                                                                                                    Environment     Service
                                                                                                                                  performance
       full programme of ‘must                                                Services


       dos’
                                                            Company preferred strategies (Ofwat October 2003)
     - costs should be challenged
     - check financing
       assumptions
  Advice on Security of Water Resources

• Companies have not included
  all statutory environment
  schemes                           Total Leakge
                                 (Megalitres per day)

                                      6000


                                      5000

• Rising demand for water, but        4000


  could do more to manage             3000


  demand                              2000


                                      1000



• Rising leakage                          0
                                               1995-96   1996-97   1997-98   1998-99 1999-2000 2000-01   2001-02   2002-03




• Significant resource
  development programme
  Other sectors
 our programme targets
  where action is required by
  the water industry

 parallel action to address
  other sectors:
    diffuse pollution
    other abstractors


 to realise full environmental
  benefits & prepare for the
  Framework Directive
  Beyond the 2004 Periodic Review
• Long-term pressures for further investment:
  Water Framework Directive, Thames Gateway,Climate
    Change.


• Long-term view of environmental pressures:
  Water Resources Plans, Water Framework Directive

• Sustainable financial structure, than can deal with
  uncertainties.
In summary...
A good water environment needs:
• a successful water industry;
• a well-maintained network that can meet new obligations;
• support from customers on demand management;
• long-term certainty wherever possible; with appropriate
  mechanisms for managing change.

				
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