England faces water shortage of 3.4 billion litres per day, says EA

England will need more than 3.4 billion litres of extra water every day between 2025 and 2050 to meet demand unless action is taken, according to the Environment Agency’s latest predictions, which have been published alongside a new framework for water resources.

by Rachel Salvidge
 Woodhead reservoir following a long dry summer in Derbyshire on 13 September, 2018. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/Getty Images
Woodhead reservoir following a long dry summer in Derbyshire on 13 September, 2018. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/Getty Images

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