Water in the UK
Water in the UK

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Water in the UK

Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe how water is used in the UK and the organisation of water supply and sewage responsibilities and legislation

  • explain how the demand for water in England and Wales has changed between 1971 and 2001, recognise the factors involved in predicting future demand including climatic change, and discuss the importance of predictions and their limitations

  • discuss variations in the amounts of water used in different parts of England and Wales, and how water might be used more effectively. Contrast the proportions of surface water and groundwater used for the public water supply in different areas in England and Wales, identify the main aquifers, list the possible schemes for increasing water supply in England and Wales, and discuss their suitability.

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