To work in partnership to safeguard a sustainable supply of water for the East of England, resilient to future challenges and enabling the area’s communities, environment and economy to reach their full potential.
The East faces a number of significant risks to its future water supply, which could have a catastrophic impact on the area’s communities, economy and environment if left unchecked.
The Water Resources East project brings together partners from a wide range of industries, including water, energy, retail, the environment, land management and agriculture, who are working collaboratively to manage these challenges, building on the area’s unique opportunities for sustainable future growth and pioneering a new approach to managing water resources.
The goal of the WRE project is to develop a long-term, multi-sector water resource strategy for the East. The vision is for an integrated strategy, with trade-offs between industry sectors that will balance the needs of all partners. The strategy will be jointly owned and delivered, taking account of the needs of all of those in the WRE region with an interest in the management and use of water.
Many different partners are involved with the WRE project – one of the most ambitious multi-stakeholder projects of its kind. Stakeholders are working together with a common goal of jointly managing water resources in a sustainable way that balances the needs of the area’s people, environment and economy.
Stakeholders work in various groups, structured according to the requirements of the project and stage of work. The three main groups central to the project are:
There is further information on the Partners page (see below) about the core groups and other groups, as well as details of their activities.
WRE requires the support of a huge network of organisations and communities across the area to be successful. Many more stakeholders will become involved in helping to make the changes required for a sustainable future and communicating the need for these new approaches as WRE continues to develop. The project team would be very pleased to hear from anyone who would like to get involved; you can get in touch through the contact form at the bottom of this page.