All Sectors Need to Pull Together, Says EA Chair
Mar 05, 2020
The water industry needs to pull together with other sectors to meet the challenge of climate change, Environment Agency chair Emma Howard Boyd told a gathering of over 200 water industry professionals at a British Water networking reception.
Reflecting on the devastation of recent storm events, Howard Boyd said that climate change makes for bigger and more frequent events, along with more shortages. “Water is the frontline of climate change impact in this country, both too much of it and too little of it. And that is why it is crucial that alongside commitments to net zero we also talk about adaptation and resilience.”
The commissioners’ analysis finds that investing US$1.8 trillion globally from 2020 to 2030 could generate US$7.1 trillion in total net benefits and water resource resilience is one of five areas considered ripe for transformation.
Also addressing the gathering, British Water chairman Chris Loughlin took the opportunity to congratulate the Earl of Selborne on his retirement from the House of Lords and to thank him for hosting the British Water Winter Reception since 2011.
The British Water Winter Reception was sponsored by MWH Treatment, Xylem Water Solutions UK Ltd, Thermaco, Cranfield University, Glan Agua, Haigh Engineering, Servelec Technologies and Watr Tech.
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