Britain’s Water White Paper: Water for Life


This briefing note by Engage Consulting summarises the content of Britain’s Water White Paper "Water for Life" published on 8th December 2011 by Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; the Government department with overall responsibility for water policy and legislation). The Water White Paper represents the British Government’s response to three major reviews of the water sector:

  • Martin Cave’s "Review of Competition & Innovation in Water Markets"
  • Anna Walker’s "Review of Charging for Household Water & Sewerage Services"
  • David Gray’s "Review of Ofwat & Consumer Representation in the water sector".

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