Water Strategy

MQT on 2015-01-21
Session date: 
January 21, 2015
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please provide an update on progress made over 2014 in delivering your Water Strategy.


Answer for Water Strategy

Answer for Water Strategy

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The key focus of our work in 2014 on water included:

  • Ensuring that water companies were using our population and development projections in their 25-year water resource planning
  • Ensuring that water company five-year business plans and 25-year water resource management plans focussed on reducing demand for water as well as sustainably increasing supply.
  • Working with London's water companies to inform the development of my Infrastructure Plan.
  • Working with government to maintain our water efficiency standards in the context of the National Housing Standards review.
  • Developing pilot projects with Thames Water to improve the water efficiency of schools and social housing.

I am pleased to say that we have been successful across all these work areas.