Water & Flood Management part of National Infrastructure Commission Priorities

Article Date: 13th October 2017

Earlier today the National Infrastructure Commission published its vision and priorities for UK infrastructure over the next 30 years: Congestion, Capacity and Carbon: Priorities for National Infrastructure.

This document marks a milestone in the development of the UK’s first ever National Infrastructure Assessment, setting out the Commission’s vision and priorities, and consulting on the actions needed to achieve them.

Britain’s infrastructure must overcome major challenges in the coming decades if it is to meet the needs of future generations. Chief among them will be the threats posed to the country’s prosperity and quality of life by congestion, lack of capacity, carbon emissions and air quality.

The Commission believes that addressing these challenges requires a focus on seven key priorities:

�.     Building a digital society: fast, reliable data services everywhere.

�.     Connected, liveable city-regions: linking homes and jobs.

�.     New homes and communities: supporting delivery of new homes.

�.     Low-cost, low-carbon: ending emissions from power, heat and waste.

�.     Revolutionising road transport: seizing the opportunities of electric and autonomous vehicles.

�.     Reducing the risks of extreme weather: making sure the UK can stand up to drought and flooding.

�.     Financing infrastructure in efficient ways: getting the right balance between public and private sectors.


 A copy of the full document is available to download and read at the following link National Infrastructure Commission Priorities

The Commission would welcome views on its vision and priorities, which will inform the development of its final National Infrastructure Assessment to be published next year. Responses to this consultation should be emailed to NIAEvidence@nic.gsi.gov.uk by 12 January 2018.

This was posted by future water association in Industry News

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