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1 South West Waters role in catchment management Presentation to the Woodlands and Water event at Exeter, Tuesday 31 March 2009 Martin Ross, Environmental Manager

2 Presentation contents Why should the water industry be involved? Whats South West Water doing? Programme for Questions and answers

3 Why look at catchments? The water industry needs slower cleaner river water Water Framework Directive means good status water throughout The water industry regulator, Ofwat, is now permitting off site investment, subject to conditions

4 Challenge 1: major national events

5 Challenge 2: intermittent local events

6 Challenge 3 – flood plain events

7 Challenge 4 – storm events

8 Developing the PR09 programme Group 1 – moorland rewetting and carbon capture - £5m to £8m Group 2 – farmland interventions above key abstractions - £2m Group 3 – catchment investigations for Drinking Water Protection Areas and PR14 preparation - £1m

9 Where will the work be done?

10 Funding Exmoor/Dartmoor restoration

11 Sustainable carbon capture

12 Matching national and local aims Nature Map – Biodiversity South West Making Space for Water – Defra From Source to Sea – National Trust Blueprint for Water – Wildlife and Countryside Link with 16 partners Floods and Water Bill – Defra Rivers and Wildlife Trusts agendas

13 What will this programme cost? To deliver WFD aims and sustainable water supplies, The effect of an £8m catchment management programme is: 38 pence added to the average bill in 2014/15

14 From April 2010, SWW will: Work with upstream land owners for clean water and biodiversity Support wetted areas and woodlands Work with our customers for water conservation Capture double our carbon emissions

15 Questions and answers


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