Water for Tomorrow is a partnership of 5 organisations in England and France, each with their own area of expertise
THE RIVERS TRUST
The Rivers Trust (RT) is an independent environmental charity and umbrella body for the rivers trust movement – comprising 60 local rivers trusts working to protect and enhance our freshwater ecosystems for people and wildlife. Read More
We operate at the catchment scale, delivering action on the ground, promoting best practice, and influencing policy. We play a lead role in the implementation of the government’s Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) policy framework which places an emphasis on local collaborative action to improve the water management in 100+ river catchments in England. We co-chair a national working group on abstraction reform and water resources management aimed at promoting a more collaborative and informed approach to managing water resources at the catchment scale. We are experienced partners in EU projects having operated as lead partner and project partner in many different EU funded projects including Interreg and LIFE.
Our role in the project will be two-fold; Firstly, as lead partner we will take responsibility for ensuring the overall delivery and communication of the project; Secondly, we will play a key role in ensuring the transferability and uptake of the project results to maximise the impact of the project.
The Communauté d’Agglomération de Béthune-Bruay Artois Lys Romane (CABBALR) is a territorial collectivity bringing together 100 communes, 280,000 inhabitants, on a territory of 647km2. It is responsible for drinking water supply Read More
The Territorial Air Energy Climate Plan (PCAET) 2017-2020 carried out by CABBALR has shown an increase in the risk of drought on its management area under the effect of climate change; the scarcity of the resource coupled with the urban and industrial expansion of the area could lead to an increase in vulnerability to drought risk and conflicts of use between the various economic stakeholders.
Within the project, CABBALR’s role on the pilot site, in the Hauts-de-France, will be to develop tools which will help the long-term management of water resources and help manage emergency situations in the event of drought. CABBALR’s main contribution to the project is the development of a real-time monitoring tool for water resources throughout the area. CABBALR will support and take part in the participatory approaches implemented in the area, participate in exchanges with English partners, and communicate its experience of the project with other communities in the region and the rest of France.
WATER RESOURCES EAST
WRE is a not-for-profit Company Limited by Guarantee, set-up in 2019 to promote cross-sector water resource planning and management in an area of eastern England from the Thames estuary to the Humber. The company…Read More
In a climate vulnerable region which is experiencing rapid economic growth, the WRE mission is to develop partnership solutions for the related water resource challenges. Using a holistic approach to water management, this involves working at a variety of different scales, including across political and hydrological boundaries, and influencing future policy on water management.
Water for Tomorrow is a key project for WRE that will build capacity for a more integrated approach to water resource planning in water scarce catchments, as well as the ability to manage abstraction in near-real-time. Using these new tools, abstractors will be able to work together to make more effective use of the available resources and where required, reduce the cost of developing new sources of supply. Benefits include sustainable economic growth and improved environmental outcomes.
Brgm is a French public institution and geological service in earth science applications to manage soil and subsoil resources and risks from a sustainable development perspective. Regularly working with varied stakeholders, Brgm focuses its action on scientific research…Read More
It relies on the geological knowledge it develops to provide answers to the challenges of the subsoil for the 21st century: renewable heat, energy or waste storage, circular economy of land and mineral raw materials, traceability, groundwater resources, recovery of industrial wastelands, management of natural risks, etc. Brgm Bretagne has expertise and advanced skills in the study and management of groundwater and other associated hydraulic compartments. The “New Water Resources and Economy” division in Montpellier, also involved in the WfT project, makes it possible to develop appropriate economic approaches to meet the new needs of integrated water management and more generally of the environment and geo-resources.
It relies on the geological knowledge it develops to provide answers to the challenges of the subsoil for the 21st century: renewable heat, energy or waste storage, circular economy of land and mineral raw materials, traceability, groundwater resources, recovery of industrial wastelands, management of natural risks, etc.
Brgm Bretagne has expertise and advanced skills in the study and management of groundwater and other associated hydraulic compartments. The “New Water Resources and Economy” division in Montpellier, also involved in the WfT project, makes it possible to develop appropriate economic approaches to meet the new needs of integrated water management and more generally of the environment and geo-resources.
The Environment Agency (EA) is the Governmental Environmental Regulator for England established in 1996. We work with partners to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development. We deliver environmental improvements Read More
Our priorities are to:
• work with businesses and other organisations to manage the use of resources
• increase the resilience of people, property and businesses to the risks of flooding and coastal erosion
• protect and improve water, land and biodiversity
• improve the way we work as a regulator to protect people and the environment and support sustainable growth.
Our program for abstraction reform sets out our ambition to reform abstraction management to improve access to water for abstractors whilst protecting the environment. Water resources experts will contribute to the development of Catchment Management Plans and identify innovative abstraction management options. We work with a network of over 100 UK catchments and we can quickly and efficiently disseminate results and learning and embed new approaches to all.
The East Anglian team is committed to seeking solutions to the water resource challenges facing all of us in the near future.