The Protection and Conservation of Water Resources: A British Perspective

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This book is about water in Britain. It is about resources, their conservation, protection of water quality for human consumption and aquatic ecosystems. Presently there is a struggle to reverse long-term trends towards contaminated groundwater, polluted rivers and dirty beaches. While farmers have to contend with fertiliser controls, and sewage undertakings improve treatment, industry is now under the most stringent pollution control measures in history. Amidst the dash for more dishwashers and washing machines, and in a country which prides itself on its gardening, we are told the climate is changing and this may put further pressure on resources. Meanwhile, recent dry winters have compounded long-term over-abstraction problems, reducing river flows and resulting in drought orders. Since 1989 there has been privatisation of water and sewage undertakings, and the loss of what was once a public service to commercial providers. This has proved controversial, and anything from low reservoirs to highly paid water executives keeps water in the news year-by-year. There have also been major changes in the environmental regulation of water; with the creation of the National Rivers Authority, and subsequently the Environment Agency and SEPA for Scotland. There is now a relatively stable, and regulated, provision of water and sewerage services across England, Scotland and Wales. With the issues such as sustainable development, demand management (including leakage controls) and environmental assessment driving water policy and planning, there is a price to pay for investment, and this has to be shifted towards the consumer. This book explores all these aspects of Britain's water resources, providing a comprehensive description of recent policy developments. It is written for advanced students of environmental science and policy, and for professionals in the water industry and regulatory bodies.

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Concern over the depletion of safe water resources is quickly growing. This book explores the issues surrounding water quality, quantity of supply, and ecological conservation in its present and probable future forms. The authors describe the sources of water in Britain and examine the effects of different land uses and industrial activities on groundwater and surface waters. On a broader scale, the book also explores the legal and technical means of solving problems of quality and conservation, both in Britain and worldwide.

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Hadrian Cook teaches hydrology and water policy at Wye College, University of London. He has studied and researched a range of environmental science subjects at the universities of Sheffield, London and East Angila. His research interests include developing policies for the protection of surface and groundwater, soil water conservation and environmental history. He is married with three children and lives in Kent.

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