Taking water: changing the rules of the game

We already abstract too much water. In future we may need more, but there will probably be less to take. Simon Inglethorpe looks at prospects for licensing reform in the wake of the water white paper

The Environment Agency has recued the amount of water allowed to be taken from Kent's river Darent to counter over-abstraction (photo: Environment Agency)
The Environment Agency has recued the amount of water allowed to be taken from Kent's river Darent to counter over-abstraction (photo: Environment Agency)

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