Let’s Talk – IdeaStream

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Initial Resource Position

In March 2020, Water Resources West published our Initial Resource Position document, which sets out a preliminary view of the region’s water needs and our ambitions. Along with your feedback this will be used to shape further development of the region’s plan and will be useful for those who may wish to propose options to meet the water needs. 


Water Resources West brings a wide range of water abstractors and supporting organisations to plan the future of water resources. Our Options consultation provides a platform to identify new options to meet those needs, share ideas and encourage multi-sector collaboration. If you have a water source, are developing an asset that could help bring wider benefits, or have innovative ideas to reduce water demand we want to hear from you.

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Water Transfers

We need to work together to ensure the future of water for all of our customers, businesses and the natural environment. Our Water Transfers consultation is an opportunity for stakeholders for stakeholders to give us feedback and views on our plans as they develop.

Environmental Destination

Our regional plan brings the opportunity to plan delivery of an Environmental Destination for water resources. This will consider long term opportunities to address environmental issues related to water resources. Through these plans we can consider future water abstraction along with other supply and demand issues and opportunities. The regional plan is considering a timeframe to 2050 and beyond. 

Emerging Plan

Water Resources West is a group of abstractors, their representatives, and their regulators. We have formed this collaborative group to join-up planning for water resources across the cross-border catchments between England and Wales, the North West of England, and the Midlands.

The area we cover is facing a number of huge challenges, with climate change and population growth putting increasing pressure on water resources. In less than 25 years a lack of water could limit growth and employment opportunities and have a very real impact on people’s everyday lives.