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  • Sustainable practices in upstream catchments - an economic regulator’s view 9th May, 2012 Martin Furness, Ofwat Water today, water tomorrow
  • The subject matterWhy is it catching on?The evidence and delivery gapsNext Price review Water today, water tomorrow
  • AMP5 SchemesWater today, water tomorrow
  • The sumsThe National Audit Office - the cumulative cost ofwater pollution to be between £700 million and£1.3 billion a year in England and Wales Water UK - potential for £26 billion for prioritysubstances in the WFDOfwat supported £5.3 billion for wastewater andenvironmental schemes in AMP5£460 million to deal with diffuse pollution atwater treatment works in AMP 5Ofwat supported £52 million for catchmentmanagement capex ( just over half for moorlandrestoration) Water today, water tomorrow
  • Why is it catching on?Low cost sustainable solutions for water companiesPollution controls at sourcePolluter pays-Beneficiary pays-Provider getsClimate change-water quality/quantityWFD-no deterioration and DWPAsSustainable abstractionMoorland erosion Water today, water tomorrow
  • The evidence and delivery gaps Prioritisation, co-ordination and alignment Pilot catchments Pilot catchments CFE UncertaintyDefra CFE EA climate change Water timescales companies Water companies Rivers Trusts Rivers NE Trusts NE Emerging benefits ? consultants consultants RSPB RSPB Unfairly applied and costly mitigation Pollutant pathways measures ? Modelling Research Land practices Biodiversity Water today, water tomorrow
  • The evidence and delivery gaps Water management portal? scale up? pollution sources and pathwaysResearchCompany initiatives emerging benefits/local successesPartnerships good practiceInternational lessons Customers? stakeholders Water today, water tomorrow
  • The evidence and delivery gaps baseline of good practice/stewardship key stakeholder priorities with timely deliveries widen partnership successes examples of sector accountability balance of regulation/voluntary/incentives Water today, water tomorrow
  • Moorland restorationrate and impact of colour attenuationreduced opex, deferred capex- quantifyprojections-pessimistic?reduced GHG emissionslong term voluntary agreements/ short term compensationmulti benefits and customer value Water today, water tomorrow
  • Next Price Review Ofwat is engaging and listening AMP 5 progress partnership funding economic justification (framework) customer support outcome, risk based thinkingWater today, water tomorrow
  • Quantifiable, sustainable, cost beneficial,emerging benefits, reflective of a changing climate,that are community owned Water today, water tomorrow