14 Jul '11, 3am

Climate Committee warns UK water supply is "close to the edge"

The government has been urged to urgently introduce new water efficiency policies, after the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) warned that some sectors of the economy could struggle to cope with the impact of climate change on water supplies. The warning forms the centrepiece of the second assessment of the UK's preparedness for the future of climate change from the CCC's Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC). FURTHER READING CCS industry welcomes electricity reforms boost Updated: UK dodges air-quality fine with EU PM10 time extension The report will assess how the UK is coping with the current climate, but warn that some sectors such as water supply are already approaching their environmental limits. It will also reveal that some patterns of development are potentially increasing the UK's vulnerability to climate change. In almost all of the nine English local authorities studi...

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