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 stakeholder and partners are involved with the WRE programme – one of the most ambitious multi-sector strategies of its kind. They 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.
Water Resources East is working to change the debate on water management and move to a more collaborative and engaged approach. As such, it is integral that our governance and structural underpinnings have representation from those beyond the water companies clearly involved.
Stakeholders and partners work in various groups, structured according to the requirements of WRE and stage of work. While governance models are open to change and flexibility as the programme develops there are five main groups central to the project:
Find out more about the core 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 programme 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 or by emailing email@example.com