Water as a resource - the Farmer - Paul Hammett, NFU

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Landscapes for Life - Conference 2013 - East of England. 16th - 18th July 2013

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Water as a resource - the Farmer - Paul Hammett, NFU

  1. 1. The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its farmer and grower members Water as a resource: The farmers’ tale Paul Hammett, NFU The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its farmer and grower members
  2. 2. The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its farmer and grower members
  3. 3. The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its farmer and grower members Farming in coastal Suffolk • Soils • Climate • Farm infrastructure
  4. 4. The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its farmer and grower members
  5. 5. The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its farmer and grower members Why farming matters • Maximising food production • Sustaining habitats
  6. 6. The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its farmer and grower members
  7. 7. The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its farmer and grower members Climate change risks • Extreme weather events • Floods and droughts
  8. 8. The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its farmer and grower members
  9. 9. The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its farmer and grower members Water for food • A fair share of water for agriculture
  10. 10. The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its farmer and grower members
  11. 11. The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its farmer and grower members Improved water security • Continued development of farm reservoirs • Fiscal incentives • Reduction in red tape • Opportunities for collaboration
  12. 12. The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its farmer and grower members
  13. 13. The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its farmer and grower members Demand management • Research & development • Training
  14. 14. The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its farmer and grower members
  15. 15. The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its farmer and grower members Abstractor groups • Involve all users in active management • Catchment level • Hands-on management of local resources
  16. 16. The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its farmer and grower members
  17. 17. The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its farmer and grower members Abstraction licensing • Certainty • Flexibility • Trading
  18. 18. The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its farmer and grower members
  19. 19. The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its farmer and grower members And finally • Demand management • Storage • Leadership • Strategic link between food security and water security
  20. 20. The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its farmer and grower members Contact details Paul Hammett NFU 01638 672106 07778 337852 paul.hammett@nfu.org.uk

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