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Insight Report: End of the pipe for grey infrastructure in the water industry?

Places - Abberton Reservoir ©Stantec

EA invited senior figures from five leading organisations involved in the environmental management of the water industry to discuss the market drivers and dynamics, and growth prospects in a sector which is under increasing scrutiny to deliver more for less.

The Anglo-Welsh water industry is now approaching a critical phase in the planning of its quinquennial investment cycles: the 2019 Price Review. Over the course of the next 18 months water companies will set out their capital investment priorities for the 2020-25 AMP7 period, which could see another £40bn of spending.

With the industry at such a crucial juncture and government departments calling for investment to stop the ‘taps running dry’ - while simultaneously demanding reductions to water bills - innovation and efficiency will become more important than ever. With the environmental quality of water intrinsically linked to the ability of the industry to deliver a sustainable supply of water, environmental consultants will surely have a big role to play.

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With thanks to our contributors - including representatives from APEM, Atkins (SNC-Lavalin), the Environment Agency, ESI and Stantec - for sharing their perspectives on managing the changes and challenges afoot.

This special report includes a look at:

  • How much the UK water industry reinvests into the network and how their consultants and the supply chain have benefited from requirements laid down by the EU, Environment Agency and Natural England
  • What gains the water industry has made in tackling environmental pollution, and what the current priorities are 
  • How the approach to managing the UK’s water environment has transformed over time and why catchment management is expected to dominate going forward
  • What the Environment Agency’s price review manager wants to see from water company business plans for the 2019 Price Review
  • EA’s market forecast projections for the water quality and resources management consulting segment over next five years and who the leading players are

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