The article considers the changes afoot within the UK water sector, which has historically followed a boom-and bust-pattern for spending following the five-year asset management cycles.
One key change identified in the report, is the “move towards a catchment management approach”. On this matter, ADAS’s “long held expertise and market share” owing to the “agricultural impacts on the catchment [being] such an important issue” are recognised. Julia told Environment Analyst that “water companies are now involved in catchment management to increase their understanding of what is happening within their catchments, and engaging with farmers with a view to reducing or minimising farming activities that negatively impact on water quality.”
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