UK water policy 'increasing extreme weather risks'

Government inaction makes future droughts and flooding a serious risk, say environment groups

The risk of drought and floods is likely to rise next year due to poor progress on water sector sustainability, leading environmental groups warn.

Government water policies are rated “patchy” at best by the Blueprint for Water coalition, which includes the National Trust, RSPB and WWF UK.

They highlight the lack of action on managing flood risks, installing sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) and pollution prevention.

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